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According to the New York Times, laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their past compensation before making a salary offer are gaining momentum, aimed at reducing pay disparities and other obstacles confronting women and minorities.

1. What does the article say about the way some researchers see it?
2. What does some academic evidence suggest that the new laws and women?
3. What are employers trying to determine when they ask the question?

Scheiber, N. (2018). If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt? The New York Times, Feb. 16 (Retrievable online at