Gender Pay Gap

Basic Facts

-In 2013, among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 78 percent of what men were paid.

-Pay gap is worse for women of color

-women are paid less than men in female-dominated, gender-balanced, and male-dominated occupations.

-At every level of academic achievement, women’s median earnings are less than men’s earnings, and in some cases, the gender pay gap is larger at higher levels of education.

-Women earn 78 cents to a man's dollar

-Equal pay act only brought pay gap up from 59 cents to a man's dollar in 1963 to 78 cents to a man's dollar in 2008

-Women earn less than men mostly because they take more time off for child care, but even women that do not have children still get paid less than men.

-Even if women do better work than men, they will still get paid less.

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Citations

"The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2014)." AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.


The Pay Gap1963-2008. Digital image. NPR. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.


Hurt, Alyson. The Pay Gap, By Sex, Race And Ethnicity (Weekly Earnings). Digital image. NPR. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.


"Despite New Law, Gender Salary Gap Persists." NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.