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Disparities: A Growing Gender Gap in Doctors’ Pay
New York Times

Starting salaries for women who become physicians are significantly lower than men’s, and the pay gap has grown over the past decade, a study reports. The pay differential, which was 12.5 percent in 1999, increased to nearly 17 percent by 2008, according to the report, published Thursday in Health Affairs. The growing gap could not be explained by women’s preferences, the authors said. While women on average do choose lower-paying specialties and shorter workweeks than men, those disparities were less pronounced in 2008 than in 1999. Yet the pay differential has widened.

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