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Equal Pay Day

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The Gender Pay Gap Explained

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?

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How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

A new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.

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Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

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

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

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.

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. External Link Icon

Interactive: The Game of Wages

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

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." External Link Icon

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. External Link Icon

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How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color

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.

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What Causes the Gender Wage Gap?

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

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.

Unequal Pay Day for Immigrant Women

bars icon Charts Numbers show that immigrant women are disproportionally impacted by unequal pay.

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Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Latina Women and Their Families

As Latinas continue to comprise a growing share of our nation’s population, we must continue to push forward the importance of pay equity.

Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Asian American Women and Their Families

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.

Denise Armstrong

Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to African American Women and Their Families

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.

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