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Pandemic worsens gender pay gap

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The gender wage gap existed before the coronavirus, but experts say this pandemic overburdens women and deepens inequalities. A Newsy/Ipsos poll found that during this pandemic, 45% of women had work hours cut or had been laid off, compared with 35% of men. A majority of women tend to work in community, administrative, domestic and service jobs, which have taken a significant hit. Since a majority of low-wage workers and part-timers are women, that means less access to paid leave, sick days, benefits and savings. See the report

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