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Study: Cobb women make 70 cents on the dollar compared to Cobb men

It appears the full-time working women of Cobb County are three dimes short.

According to data provided by Pansop and calculations by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, those Cobb women are paid 70 cents on the dollar compared to men in the county.

Pansop, a data firm, ranked and compared the median pay for full-time work using Census Bureau numbers for counties in Georgia using 2016 statistics.


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Those numbers show that Cobb women get paid 70.4 percent of what their male counterparts make. The number is 68.4 percent statewide.

When looking at the 11-county metro area, Cobb is the seventh-closest to equal pay. Fayette County has the largest discrepancy; women there make 53.4 percent of what men make, according to the data.

Learn more about the study and what experts had to say in a story by staff writer Michael Kanell on myAJC.com.


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