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Equal Pay Day

How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

A nurse prepares to hand out medicineLabor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

by Kate Bahn | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

woman job seeker article icon Issue Brief Strengthening equal pay protections and adopting new workplace policies to address work-life challenges can help ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their work.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

woman factory worker article icon Fact Sheet Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

play_alt icon Video 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?

by Andrew Satter, Sarah Jane Glynn, Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Cashiers and baggers stand idleA new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.

by Emily Baxter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

woman of color cashier article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

by Milia Fisher | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What Occupational Data Show About the Causes of the Gender Wage Gap

A teacher plays a game with her students.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.

by Emily Baxter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Gender Pay Gap Explained

mother and daughter in office play_alt icon Video 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?

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Sara Langhinrichs, Andrew Satter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How Much Does The Average Woman Make Compared To The Men In Your State?

Researchers at the American Association of University Women gathered the most recent federal statistics on gender wage gap in every state.

by Lydia Fiser | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Interactive: The Game of Wages

cursor icon Interactive This interactive infographic shows how the gender wage gap manifests itself for two hardworking Americans.

by Jane Farrell | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Higher The Pay, The Higher The Pay Gap

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."

by Rachel Ny | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rosie The Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy

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.

by Mari Hernandez and Rebecca Lefton | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color

African American female teacher article icon Issue Brief 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.

by Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What Causes the Gender Wage Gap?

Paycheck Fairness ActOn this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.

by Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Growing Occupations Could Help Decrease the Wage Gap if They Were to Pay a Living Wage

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.

by Jane Farrell and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, April 9, 2013