Based on the latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make about 80 cents for every dollar than men make. Why do you think that is? To what extent do you think it is due to unfair sex discrimination? I don't think many of us are fatuous enough to think it's caused completely by sexism. There are many other factors at play here, such as the fact that men and women often do different kinds of work, they have different abilities and strengths, women have the role of caregiver, men are expected to win the bread, women get often get pregnant, and I'm sure the list could go on. From some articles I've read, they say there have been studies that control for these different factors and show that the pay gap still persists and they imply sexism as the cause. Anybody know of any good studies which indicate sexism causes it, and to what extent? If you think sexism causes the difference, what makes you think so? What is the evidence? My hope is that people can back it up with studies and articles instead of "well, I know this smart woman is sexually harassed by her boss and doesn't get promoted and..." I don't care much for that kind of evidence. I suspect there is evidence, but I want to be sure that it's good. So why do they make less?