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Women Pray to Get Paid Better: The Relationship Between High Religiosity Levels & the Gender Pay Gap

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The gender pay gap has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past decade. The purpose of this thesis is to determine if there is a link between religiosity and the participation of women in the workforce as well as the gender pay gap. Using statistical data from online databases and surveys, we examined the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States through their religiosity levels, gender pay gaps, labor participation rates, and estimated incomes of men and women. Our findings suggest that there is a correlation between religiosity levels and the gender gaps in the countries we analyzed.

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