Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day was originated in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. 

Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.

In 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent. The gap has narrowed since 1960, due largely to women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate. 

The American  Association of University Women has compiled an updated report on the gender pay gap.  Interesting and informative reading on this important issue.

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