Gender wage gap shrunk faster than previously thought

womenmoney 180_120A University study showed the nationwide gender wage gap closed by 22 percent from 1979 to 2009. Previous reports said the gap had actually closed at 16 percent, according to a University press release.

The study showed that the changes in the gap — or difference between what men and women are paid — may impact researchers studying social changes more than women entering the current workforce, said co-author Jeremy Reynolds.

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