David Cameron, the UK’s prime minister, announced that he wants large companies (those with 250 employees are more) to disclose what their employee wages are in order to determine the extent that women are underpaid compared to men. Cameron’s ploy isn’t new, in fact it’s implementing a clause that was passed in 2010.

Cameron’s audit doesn't include unpaid “women’s work” (cooking, cleaning, and caring for children and the elderly), also another important social issue as well, but by forcing companies to be transparent and to publicize what their wages are, it is a small step in closing the gender gap.

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