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US gender wage gap narrowed significantly since 1980: study

American women are catching up to men, at least in terms of wages, according to a study published Thursday showing the pay gap between the sexes has narrowed considerably since 1980.

Wage gains for women have been driven by the rapid increase in jobs requiring “social” skills and higher skills, such as critical thinking, where women now represent a majority, according to the report by the Pew Research Center, an independent American research institute.

In less than 40 years, the average hourly wages of women have jumped 45 percent, to $22 dollars in 2018 from $15, while pay for men increased 14 percent in that period.

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