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Ask A Manager

Can talking about salaries reduce the wage gap?

by David Brancaccio Jun 7, 2019
According to Alison Green, the answer is yes. Even if those conversations sometimes prove tricky to navigate.
Elevated view of staff working in a busy open plan office

The cost of being a working mother? $18,000 a year, study says

by Erika Beras May 10, 2019
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
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If you want to retire your debt before you retire, be a man

by Erika Beras Oct 23, 2018
A report states that debt grows and follows women through life.
The United States could simply make more money to pay its bills, said Stephanie Kelton, an economics professor at Stony Brook University. But taken to an extreme, that could lead to higher inflation.
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If you want to retire your debt before you retire, be a man

by Erika Beras Oct 23, 2018
A report states that debt grows and follows women through life.
The United States could simply make more money to pay its bills, said Stephanie Kelton, an economics professor at Stony Brook University. But taken to an extreme, that could lead to higher inflation.
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Women and their employers can both work to combat gender wage gaps

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 16, 2018
For every dollar that U.S. men make, women make about 80 cents. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar white men make. Latinas make 54 cents.
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There's a gender wage gap. Let's talk about it.

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Feb 12, 2018
We want to hear from you.
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Bay Area restaurants introduce training programs to address their race wage gaps

by Sam Harnett Jan 10, 2018
In the restaurant industry, people of color are more likely to hold lower-paying, back-of-house jobs, but some restaurants are trying to change that.
Cory Woods went through a training program to transition from the kitchen to the front of the house, where he is now earning far more money.
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Why women and men view the economy differently

by Marielle Segarra Apr 25, 2017
A new Marketplace-Edison Research poll finds a persistent gender gap.
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Here's what the wage gap looks like

by Janet Nguyen Mar 8, 2017
Black women get paid 65 cents for every dollar non-Hispanic white men get paid, while Hispanic women earn 59 cents.
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Why there's less of a wage gap for women with flexible hours

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 3, 2016
A breakdown of the gender wage gap with Sarah Kliff of Vox.