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The gender wage gap: Made worse by the gender housework and childcare gap

This isn't surprising news, or even particularly new news, but it bears repeating since large swaths of the American public seem to be unconvinced that the gender wage gap is shaped by cultural influences beyond women's apparent innate desire to work less and in different fields than men.

Overtime is a big reason that the gender wage gap is alive and well in 2013, according to new research. But who works the most overtime and why is also largely shaped by gendered expectations regarding work and childcare, the study also suggests.