By Jacob Passy

Pay transparency is frequently touted as a means of addressing wage inequality. While no study has identified a direct link between secrecy around salaries and the wage gap, a 2014 study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that “secrecy appears to contribute to the gender gap in earnings.” In particular, nearly two in three single mothers said their employer discouraged or prohibited discussion about salaries, compared with 51% of women and 47% of men overall.

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