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Experts: Closing Asia Pay Gap Requires Cultural, Global Shifts

Across Asia, women’s incomes trail those of men. Experts say bridging that gap requires reversing trends created by globalization, making it easier for couples to share parenting responsibilities, and providing better workplace training for women. In Cambodia a woman earns $76 for every $100 that a man earns doing the same work, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB) figures published March 6. In Laos and Vietnam, the figure for women is $85 and $89, respectively. Economists say the...

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