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Women physicians’ earnings continue to lag behind men’s in the US

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5439
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The pay gap between male and female physicians in the United States has remained essentially unchanged over the past two decades, a new study has found.1

In the study, lead author Seth A Seabury, of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and co-authors, analyzed data from the Current Population Study, a survey of approximately 60 000 US households conducted monthly by the US Census Bureau.

Their analysis looked at self reported occupation, hours worked, annual earnings, age, sex, and race to calculate the trends …

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