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Column - Narrowing gap not good enough

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We've all heard or read about gender inequality in terms of pay. The simple message is that women, on average, don't make as much money as men in the same positions.


But things have gotten better, right? After all, it's been nearly 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed, which protects men and women who perform equal work in a company from sex-based wage discrimination.

At that time (1963) women only earned 59 cents on the dollar compared to men.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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