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The Femo: Towards a more accurate understanding of the pay gap

Virginia Davis

by Olivia Conetta

Between Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” and President Obama’s focus on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the pay gap between men and women has become a big talking point in the 2012 election. An oft-cited figure that quantifies the gender gap in pay is that women make 77 cents for each dollar a man makes for working full-time each year. But how much does this figure reflect employer discrimination against women?