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Closing gender gaps

Letting employees control their schedules goes a long way in improving work conditions for women
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 05:50

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Erin Fahs on a conference call for her job, while her daughter Amelia, 2, plays at their home in Fort Myers, Florida in January 2017.

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Erin Fahs on a conference call for her job, while her daughter Amelia, 2, plays at their home in Fort Myers, Florida in January 2017.

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Erin Fahs on a conference call for her job, while her daughter Amelia, 2, plays at their home in Fort Myers, Florida in January 2017.

THE main reason for the gender gaps at work - why women are paid less, why they're less likely to reach the top levels of companies, and why they're more likely to stop working after having children - is employers' expectation that people spend long hours at their desks, research has shown.

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