A new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.
Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.
The types of jobs that men and women hold, as well as the industries they work in, have a large effect on the gender wage gap.
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?
Researchers at the American Association of University Women gathered the most recent federal statistics on gender wage gap in every state.
This interactive infographic shows how the gender wage gap manifests itself for two hardworking Americans.
As a society we need to fight for equal pay at all levels, including in the upper hierarchies of the more selective and competitive jobs. Great strides for equal pay have already been made, but the problem isn’t solved at "good enough."
The rapidly growing green sector offers an opportunity for a more equitable and inclusive workforce that can help to narrow the gender wage gap and build a stronger economy.
With women being the breadwinners in a growing number of families, pay equity isn’t only a basic right, it is an economic necessity—particularly for women of color.
On this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.
Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.
Numbers show that immigrant women are disproportionally impacted by unequal pay.
As Latinas continue to comprise a growing share of our nation’s population, we must continue to push forward the importance of pay equity.
Closing the wage gap will bring more Asian American women into leadership positions, give equal opportunity to immigrant women, and bring positive change to all of our communities.
Pay equity is not only necessary to promote a just workforce in the long run; it is also needed for the immediate benefit of the children and families of these hardworking women.