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TELL US: How Would You Eliminate Pay Gap for Women?

Should we pass laws to attack the problem, or is there another solution?

The pay gap between men and women—the difference in pay for the same jobs—was front and center in last week's presidential debate. The exchange over equal pay led to the second debate's most memorable quip about "binders full of women." That statement became an instant Internet meme.

Slate, meanwhile, has published an interactive map showing how each state and county does with wage inequality. In Newport County, women there are paid 61 cents for every dollar a man earns for the same job.

So where is the worst in New England? Coastal New Hampshire's Rockingham County, where women average 59 cents for every dollar a man in a similar role would earn.

What can be done? Should the government step in and legislate pay equality? Tell us your ideas in the comments section below.

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