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Women Closing the Job, Wage Divide

By Tom Abate
The San Francisco Chronicle

"Are women poised to surpass men economically? Feminist economists, who understand the complexities of the situation, are not making predictions.

'We have this little roadblock for women,' said Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Studies: 'We haven't figured out how to get men pregnant.'

Her quip highlights the biological edge that favors men in the workplace: Many women take time off work to raise children while men continue to accumulate pay and promotions."

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