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It is the year 2012 and almost four years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been narrowed, right? Wrong.
Even with advances toward equalising pay between men and women, men still make almost 20 percent more than women in nearly all industries. This is despite the fact that women receive the same education, pay the same amount of tuition and incur the same levels of debt upon graduation. In fact, the only major differences are that there are more females in college who, incidentally, tend to have better GPAs on average.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about gender pay gaps.
Only a year ago, Nigeria’s economic dream – to be one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020 – still seemed reachable. Today, domestic threats are increasing, while the international environment is far more challenging. Read more
Joseph E. Stiglitz,
Isam al Khafaji,
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