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I wonder if another way to make this data come alive would be to base it on an 8-hour workday and show that black women would have to work a 13.1 hour day to earn the same pay, etc. That way we get around the "extra days" problem.


Howie: Nice comment. It works so long as the additional hours do not push the total beyond 24 hours. This nicely points out why selecting the right scale is important! (Some people dismiss re-scaling as pointless.)

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