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“Equal Opportunity” Includes Equal Income

Breaking the Salary Taboo

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IWPR Launches Equal Pay Day Campaign

Despite Increased Labor Force Participation Among Women, Gender Wage Gap Persists, Even in the Occupations They Dominate

“Released annually, the IWPR fact sheet on the gender gap by occupation provides a snapshot of the median weekly earnings for the most common occupations held by men women and men. Women’s earnings are significantly lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, a gender wage gap compounded by race and ethnicity.”

Progress on Closing the Gender Wage Gap Remains Stalled

“An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that, if current trends continue, women will not see equal pay until 2059. This wage gap is more pronounced for Black and Hispanic women.