The Persistence of the Pay Gap

Heather Boushey wonders why there has been so little progress towards closing the pay gap.

The Department of Labor has released its latest data on women’s earning, and the Economix blog highlights how younger women experience a smaller wage gap relative to young male workers. In 2009, women ages 16 to 19 who worked full-time earned 90.7 percent of what men earned, while women ages 20 to 24 earned 92.9 percent, and women ages 45 to 54 earned just 73.6 percent.

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Heather Boushey

Former Senior Fellow