Frequently Asked Questions
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How can I get involved in the Equal Pay Day campaign and support the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s work?
Equal Pay Days are observed throughout the year to raise awareness about how difference racial/ethnic groups are impacted by the gender wage gap and to bring visibility to communities who are frequently left out of the mainstream conversation. These include Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Native, and Latina women’s Equal Pay Days. Below is a list of the dates of these Equal Pay Days will be observed in 2020.
AAPI EPD – Feb. 11
All Women’s EPD – March 31
Black Women’s EPD – Aug. 13
Native Women’s EPD – Oct. 1
Latina Women’s EPD – Oct. 29
Yes! Our research shows that female full-time, year-round workers make only 82 cents for every dollar earned by men, and that this is gender wage gap is due to a number of factors including sex and race discrimination, occupational segregation, and a lack of paid leave and work-family support programs. Our article Five Ways to Win an Argument about the Gender Wage Gap can help you talk to your friends and family about the complexities of the gender wage gap.