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BARBARA F. RESKIN
Bringing the Men Back In:
of Women's Work
lelphia: Temple Univer-
One of the most enduring manifestations of sex inequality in industrial and
is the wage gap. In 1986, as in 1957, among full-time work-
ers in the United States, men earned 50 percent more per hour than did women.
This disparity translated to $8,000 a year in median earnings, an all-time highbonus
for being male. Most sociologists agree that the major cause of the wage gap