Countries around the world have adopted policies to promote women’s economic security and participation and close the gender wage gap. The United States is an extreme outlier in its lack of such policies.
While achieving progress on national work-life and anti-discrimination policies has been all but politically impossible in the United States in the past few decades, industrialized and developing countries alike are comprehensively addressing both facets of the gender wage gap.
The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.
Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.
Despite being vital breadwinners and members of the workforce, Latinas continue to be underpaid.
Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.
Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.
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.
Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.
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?
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.