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Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:09 PM

An Investigation: Which Presidential Campaigns Have the Largest Gender Wage Disparities?

http://theslot.jezebel.com/an-investigation-which-presidential-campaigns-have-the-1762895557
by Joanna Rothkopf

A Jezebel analysis of campaign finance data has found that of the six active presidential campaigns, four have significant gender wage disparities. Most notably, Ted Cruz’s campaign on average pays male staffers $20,000 more than female staffers, and of the ten highest paid staffers on Bernie Sanders’ campaign, not a single one is a woman.
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To control for the final variable, we included in our analysis only employees who had received at least four paychecks, and who made a minimum projected annual salary of $24,000 (which we determined by extrapolating assumed biweekly payments). This proved more limiting for Democratic candidates who included hundreds of employees on their reports, as opposed to the Republicans who generally had no more than 50 unique employees (Richard Skinner, an analyst at the Sunlight Foundation, explained this could be because Democratic campaigns often have more extensive field operations, while Republicans tend to unofficially delegate certain responsibilities to PACs). We also made our best efforts to determine how each employee identified gender-wise, which we understand is an imperfect, limiting undertaking.
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- Hillary Clinton’s campaign is also fairly equitable, with male and female staffers making essentially the same amount of money.

- Every campaign (excluding Clinton’s, which employs 324 women and 202 men) employs significantly more men than women.

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Her Sister Mar 2016 #1
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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:13 PM

1. Everything is so telling!

 

People always give themselves away. They just can't help it. Human Nature.

Good to know (for future and present reference)

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:15 PM

2. Yes. It's always interesting to see how people's views bear out in their actions

Hillary looks for the best person for the job. Sanders apparently looks for the best man for the job.

Edited to add: How can we trust Sanders to work on income inequality (one of his signature issues) when he doesn't practice what he preaches.

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Response to KitSileya (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:40 PM

3. KNR

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