By Rebecca Greenfield

Officially, the jury is out on the overall effects of pay transparency on wage gaps. The gender pay gap is a little smaller among public sector employees, in which salary and wage information is public for about 70 percent of workers. Women in the public sector earn 81.4 percent of what men do, according to a report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. In the private sector, where most employers discourage workers from talking about how much they earn, women make 79.3 percent what men do.

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