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Working for Less

Expand A demonstrator takes part in a march on International Women's Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 8, 2017. Reuteurs/Nacho Doce On March 8th, International Women´s Day, Brazilian women workers will on average earn 23 percent less than men, even though women’s education level is higher. Or to look at it another way, a woman would have to work all of last year and until April 22 this year to earn the same as a man did last year. In the formal sector, the only area that the Labor Ministry tracks, the difference in pay fell from 17 percent in 2007 to 15 percent in 2016. At the current snail’s…

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