It is a known fact that women get paid less than men, but a new study shows they may also be paying more for virtually the same product.
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs revealed a sharp gap between products aimed at women and girls versus men and boys. The research shows that on average, the female versions of a product cost 7 percent more.
“The problem here is that we’re seeing these mass differentials essentially in the same product,” said CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, referring to one example – Raskullz helmets for boys and girls, which the study found to have one of the largest price discrepancies. “Not in every category but specifically in this one, it’s the same element with a different decal.”