WOMENSNET NEWS: Issue #52
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Sun Apr 8 18:20:50 MDT 2001
April 3 - Equal Pay Day
According to studies of 1999 wage data, women of all races working
full-time averaged only 72% of mens salaries, a decrease from 1998.
African-American women are paid 65% of the salaries averaged by white
men, and Latinas receive a shameful 52%. The wage gap has changed by
less than a penny per year since 1963.
INDIA: Prosperity Blamed for 'Missing Girls'
According to Renuka Dagar of the Institute of Development and
Communication, based in Chandigarh -- the capital city of both Punjab
and Haryana -- modern sex determination methods are primarily
responsible for fewer girls being born in these states.
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Department of Political Science
SUNY at Albany
Nelson A. Rockefeller College
135 Western Ave.; Milne 102
Albany, NY 12222
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