All of the following statements concerning pay and price equity are true EXCEPT
A. women earn less than men at every level of education.
B. the wage gap is growing wider.
C. women pay more than men for many basic products and services.
D. women earn significantly less than men for the same or similar work.
E. pregnant women are often subject to discriminatory treatment.
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The correct answer to this question is Option B. This option is the correct answer because the gap in pay between men and women in the United States is not getting bigger. In fact, it is actually getting smaller. All of the other options are at least somewhat true.
One caveat about Option C is that it implies that a woman could go into a store and be charged more than a man for some particular thing that she wants to buy. This is not what is really going on. Instead, what happens is that items that are marketed to women tend to be more expensive than those marketed to men. For example, deodorant that is made for women is more expensive than deodorant that is marketed to men. So, we should not picture women going into stores and being told that they have to pay more than men. Instead, this is a situation where some producers have found that they can charge more for “women’s” products than “men’s.”
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