5 things to know about the gender pay gap

5 things to know about the gender pay gap

April 4 is Equal Pay Day-a day originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity designating how far into the calendar year women would have to work to earn the same as men in the previous year.

In 2016, when she launched her own company, she made sure her policies more closely reflected her beliefs about equal pay.

It's not just progressive states like California taking the wage gap seriously, either - North Dakota passed a bill in 2015 strengthening employer salary reporting requirements.

Although women make up about half of the college-educated workforce, females are still underpaid in comparison to men. The idea that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work is probably among the least controversial feminist positions because, in 2017, being a woman in the workplace is hardly unusual and they should be receive equal pay for equal work.

The gender wage gap is the difference in earnings between women and men in the workplace. By demanding a better future for ourselves, our daughters, nieces and generations of working women to follow, we could make the wage gap history. If you believe this to be true, why are you letting Elizabeth Warren get away with it?

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The Washington, D.C. -based nonprofit timed the release of its analysis to Equal Pay Day, which started in 1996.

Women responded better to the idea that men and women on average make different choices about how to balance work and family responsibilities and that might explain differences in pay. And with over 15 million homes headed by women, the pay gap is hard on families. In 2014, women clergy earned 76 cents for each dollar earned by their male clergymates.

As the senator herself might say: Heap big wage gap! For instance, women are 20 percent more likely than men to be fired for misconduct and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs afterward.

Today is Equal Pay Day, and to mark the occasion, the Womens Fund Miami Dade is highlighting an eye-opening finding from recent research: If working women in Florida were paid the same as comparable men in their field, the number of women living in poverty in the Sunshine State would drop by 50 percent. Our experience shows pay gaps don't result from overt discrimination, they result from years of unintentional bias that can creep into an organization over time. That way it can't be that, "Oh, women and men are getting the same pay at the same level, but we're promoting the men faster than the women".

The Partnership reports that the largest gender pay gap is in Wyoming, where many women only make 36 cents per man's dollar. The firm donated to Lean In to support the national rollout of the campaign, and has also partnered with celebrity "Equal Pay Trailblazers", including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, activist Lilly Ledbetter, tennis legend Billie Jean King and actress Patricia Arquette (who advocated for equal pay when she won an Oscar).

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