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A Scientific View of Why Women Earn Less | BNET

April 13, 2011

The wage gap is getting worse, even though women are choosing higher paying specialties. In 1999, the gap between men and women was only $3,600, even though women are choosing higher-paying specialties now than they were ten years ago. In 2008, only about 30 percent of women doctors went into family medicine, compared to about half in 1999. If the wage gap is due to women choosing lower-paying specialties, you would think that the decreasing number choosing family medicine would mean that the wage gap would shrink.

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