Broadside: Pay equity gap persists in Mass.

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February 21, 2013, 8:34 pm
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(NECN) - Boston Mayor Tom Menino made a bold pledge in last month's State of the City address.

The reaction of some people was a surprise - not because Menino was taking on an issue, but because they didn't realize the issue of pay equity persists years after the number of women matched the number of men in the work force.

The question of pay equity is covered in an important article in Boston Magazine. The article asks the question of why does Massachusetts rank below so many states when it comes to the wage gender gap?

Janelle Nanos, the author behind the article, joined Broadside with more. Nanos is an editor for Boston Magazine and is a magazine journalism instructor at Boston College.

Nanos says the Bay State ranks 37th in the U.S. in terms of pay equity, which means women earn $0.77 for every dollar a man makes.

Watch the attached video for more.

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