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Mayra Dittman (R) helps Juanita Gilbert walk to the restroom at an Adult Day Health Care Center in Novato, California. The mean hourly wage of personal care aides is slightly over $10; the occupation is nearly 90 percent female. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Another day, another 79 cents

On Equal Pay Day (April 12th), consider the gender wage gap. When my mom is angry, she says she’d like to spit nickels. Given women’s wages, however, she can’t afford to…

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