Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The pay disparity between men and women has persisted for decades, and we often hear varying studies cited which reflect that women make somewhere around eighty cents for every dollar earned by a man. An alarming new report by The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, however, shows a much more substantial disparity. As reported by Vox:
“the report’s authors looked at women’s earnings across a 15-year period, and compared those with men’s. What they found was a pay gap nearly twice as big as what’s traditionally reported: averaged out over 15 years, women made just 49 cents for every dollar men made.”
While pay discrimination has long been a problem, this study may cause many to take a second look at just how deep that discrimination goes.