Research: Price discrimination in male, female products

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A recent study shows women may be paying more than men for virtually the same product.

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs revealed a big price gap after comparing nearly 800 items with clear male and female versions.

According to that research, on average, the women’s version of the product costs seven percent more than the ones for men.

But price discrimination is not limited to just retail.

CBS went undercover to see how the discrimination works, see the complete report in the video above. 

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