What's the Issue?
In fact, women make an estimated 79 cents for every dollar men with the same jobs as them make. This difference adds up to about $10,800 a year, or $500,000 by the end of a career. Also, educated women tend to make less than their less educated male colleagues.
The wage gap is an issue especially for women of color. African-American women make approximately 60% of what their white male coworkers make, while Hispanic women make about 55% of what their white male coworkers make.
Controversy Behind Pay Inequality
Others notice that the wage gap is, in most cases, an issue of discrimination.
Donald Trump's Plan
Republicans in Congress' Plan
Hillary Clinton's Plan
democrats in congress' plan
other candidates' plans
Gary Johnson doesn't believe mean and women with the same jobs should be paid the same. Johnson thinks salary should be based on factors such as performance, education, and experience of the employee.
helpful organizations for pay inequality
- AAUW (American Association of University Women)
- NOW (National Organization for Women)
- The WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) Project