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The Gender Pay Gap Explained

Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from?

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Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from? Center for American Progress Director for Women’s Economic Policy Sarah Jane Glynn explains how this frequently cited number came to be and why fixing it is good for the U.S. economy and American families.

Sarah Jane Glynn is the Director for Women’s Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Sara Langhinrichs is the Director of Social Media and Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center. 

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Authors

Sarah Jane Glynn

Senior Fellow

Sara Langhinrichs

Senior Director, Social Media

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

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