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Women at Work: Gender, Discrimination, and Professional Life Satisfaction

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Despite there being more women at work in socially prestigious positions—managerial and professional—and advanced degrees such as law, a wage gap still exists. One of the reasons Siebert speculated involved the type of practice that female lawyers are more likely to enter (government), since this type offers a lower salary and an ability to balance work and family that leaves female lawyers working less hours and fewer years. However, further examination of the issue concluded that discrimination and harassment, leading many female lawyers to leave the profession before they can attain earning power comparable to their male counterparts, are playing a greater role.