Swedish minister targets 'horrendous' wealth gap between sexes

The minister notes that the gap is even worse when it comes to ethnicity.

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Sweden's minister for gender equality is taking aim at what she says is a "horrendous" difference in wealth between the sexes.

Marta Stenevi, who's been a minister in Sweden's Social Democrat-Green coalition since February, says women are currently at a lifelong disadvantage when it comes to accumulating capital. She wants government policy to fix that imbalance.

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