Most US women believe they are paid less than men

Washington, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Eighty-four percent of women in the US believe they are paid less than men for doing the same job, and 35 percent say they suffer discrimination in the workplace, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

Only two-thirds of men agree with that opinion.

The Journal cited figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that women who work full-time earn weekly about 79 percent of what men are paid for doing similar jobs.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that the average pay for women is less than for men in almost every type of occupation.

“More than four in 10 women say they have faced gender discrimination personally, most often in the workplace,” the survey found.

The proportion of women who think they “can’t ‘have it all’ without making a lot of sacrifices at work and at home”, has dropped from 78 percent in 1997 to 66 percent at present, the daily said.

Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research took the survey between April 5-8, interviewing 1,000 adults nationwide. The margin of error of the study is plus or minus 3.1 percent.



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