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Why Women Are Paid Less than Men

A professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management for more than forty years, consultant for government and private corporations as well as author of various books that address economic and public policy issues, Lester C. Thurow published his article “Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men” in the New York Times on March 8, 1981. In this article, Thurow presents an explanation for the historical disparity between men and women’s wages. Based upon the statistics put forward by Thurow, women have made “Slightly less than 60 percent as much as white men” (page 236), which translates into women earning only six dollars on every ten dollars men make. Meanwhile, during the same period of time, between 1939 and 1979,…