Apr 02 2019
There is a substantial difference between men’s and women’s earnings. The median woman (in the middle of the income range) working full time, year-round is paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to the median man.
One way to express this disparity is to measure the number of extra days women must work to make up the difference from the previous year. This year, the typical woman must work an extra three months – until “Equal Pay Day” on April 2nd – to catch up. That means that the typical woman would have to work all of last year, plus January, February and March of this year, to make the same amount that the typical man made last year.
Read more about the gender pay gap, factors contributing to the gap, the broader impact and possible solutions.