Ending the Gender Pay Gaps
(Excerpt from the AAUW Report: The Simple Truth About Gender Pay Gaps – Fall 2017 Report)
In 2016, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent (Semega et al., 2017). The gap has narrowed since 1960, due largely to women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate. At the rate of change between 1960 and 2016 women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. But even that slow progress has stalled in recent years. If change continues at the slower rate seen since 2001, women will not reach pay equity with men until 2119. The YWCA is working to combat wage inequity and to empower women to seek wages that are equal to their male colleagues. For more information click here to view the entire AAUW 2017 Report.