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Report: Triad women lag behind men in pay

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Triad women face significant challenges and lag behind male counterparts in pay and status, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

A study finds that women are entering the workforce in greater numbers, but continue to face unequal pay and lack of access to adequate and affordable child care.

In the Triad, women make 80 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. That is close to the national average (79 cents), but slightly lower than the state average of 83 cents. In 2008-10, Triad women who were employed full-time and year-round earned $8,000 less per year than their male counterparts.

That gap grows even more when comparing men and women with equal education levels.

Read more at the Winston-Salem Journal