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    I mean do they believe the gender wage gap is due to women being paid less (which is illegal btw) for the same job, same responsibilities, same hours, same experience etc. while working for the same employer? Do they believe this is what causes the 20-25% difference ? The gap you always hear about is an overall one and it covers all jobs , making it look incredibly ridiculous when politicians like Obama refer to it as it is for the same exact position in the workforce. The ''gap'' is caused by many things but most of it is down to biology and choices the genders make. Here's a good summary:

    Men are far more likely to choose careers that are more dangerous, so they naturally pay more.

    Men are far more likely to work in higher-paying fields and occupations (by choice).

    Men are far more likely to take work in uncomfortable, isolated, and undesirable locations that pay more.Men work longer hours than women do. The average fulltime working man works 6 hours per week or 15 percent longer than the average fulltime working woman.

    Men are more likely to take jobs that require work on weekends and evenings and therefore pay more.

    Even within the same career category, men are more likely to pursue high-stress and higher-paid areas of specialization.

    Women business owners make less than half of what male business owners make, which, since they have no boss, means it's independent of discrimination. The reason for the disparity, according to a Rochester Institute of Technology study, is that money is the primary motivator for 76% of men versus only 29% of women. Women place a higher premium on shorter work weeks, proximity to home, fulfillment, autonomy, and safety, according to Nemko.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-gend...complete-myth/
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