Nationally and in Texas, political debate has flared anew on the issue of equal pay for women doing the same work as men. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says women, on average, make 81 cents for each dollar men are paid in weekly wages.
Is there real pay discrepancy due to widespread and entrenched — even if subtle — discrimination against women, or can conditions be explained by individual choices and circumstances mixed and manipulated for the political arena?
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