America’s Perennial Gender Wage Gap

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The gender wage gap still persists in America. For awhile, the gap was closing, but census data shows that it has recently stagnated, with women earning about $0.77 for every dollar paid to men.

During a 40-year career, women earn, on average, $431,000 less than men. And this gender wage gap begins immediately: A 2012 study found that, even adjusting for factors that could impact entry-level pay rates — such as children, marriage and different work experience — women still made 18 percent less in their first job out of college.

American workplace inequality is laid out nicely in this infographic from

Equal Education, Unequal Pay infographic

Equal Education, Unequal Pay infographic (via

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