It's been well-documented that one factor that explains the "gender-pay gap" is the existence of a "gender-hours gap." According to the BLS, men worked on average about five more hours per week in 2009 (40.2 hours) than women on average (35.3 hours), and that "gender-hours gap" has persisted over time.
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It’s International Women’s Day, which makes today a good day to examine why America just can’t seem to pay women as much as men.