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Merkley 1 Foundations of Business Paper 2 Bradley Merkley BUS 1050-007 11/14/16 U1061591 Word Count: 682
Merkley 2 Gender pay gap in Utah The United States of America has always prided itself on being a place that values individual freedoms and liberties and is widely regarded as a place where anyone can become whatever they wish regardless of their ethnic background, social status or gender but do these thoughts hold water or are they just an old fashioned American fairy tale? In the United states the average woman makes only 75-80% of what a man makes in the same career, near the same level, and working the same hours. (Blau, Khan)Our income disparity ranks in as one of the highest in the world. Countries like Germany, Brittan, and France come nowhere near our level of inequality when it comes to pay. Out of all fifty states that contribute to this wage gap the state of Utah is one of the worst. Research showed that the majority of this gap is coming from discrimination and only

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