Equal wage laws have been on the books in the U.S. since the 1960s, but women still earn about 80 cents for every dollar that men earn, with black and Hispanic women earning even less. While federal efforts to close…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
In 2016 women who worked year-round and full-time earned, on average, around 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Though still substantial, the difference in women’s average earnings relative to men’s has narrowed considerably since the 1970s.
By Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn
Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa an average of $95 billion each year according to an annual United Nations Development Programme report published Sunday.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
The U.S. women’s soccer team became national heroes when they won the 2015 World Cup. But members of the team are now suing over wage discrimination, claiming that they earned four times less than their male counterparts despite generating $20…
By PBS NewsHour
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