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What’s Keeping Women’s Pay in the Mad Men Era?
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What’s Keeping Women’s Pay in the Mad Men Era?

Today, the average woman who works full-time, year-round earns 79 cents to every dollar earned by men. What’s behind the wage gap?

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Women’s pay has made a lot of progress since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963. But we still have a long way to go. Today, the average woman who works full-time, year-round earns 79 cents to every dollar earned by men. What’s behind the wage gap? And how do we fix it? Watch this video to find out.

Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center for American Progress. Sarah Jane Glynn is the Director of Women’s Economic Policy at the Center. Kaitlin Holmes is the Special Assistant for the Women’s Initiative at the Center.

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Authors

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Sarah Jane Glynn

Senior Fellow

Kaitlin Holmes

Research Assistant

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