New Study Reveals the Annual Cost of the Gender Pay Gap
Leading up to Equal Pay Day at the beginning of April, the National Partnership for Women and Families released extensive research on "America's Women and the Wage Gap," revealing the worst of what is still an ongoing issue around the world: gender inequality in pay.
Before breaking the statistics down into specific groups, the study found that "overall, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual gender wage gap of $10,470."
These numbers, sadly, vary depending on race/ethnicity and the state in which one lives. More specifically, Asian women are paid 85 cents, black women are paid 63 cents, and Latinas are paid 54 cents for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man receives.
Check out the interactive map below to see the wage gap between men and women in each of the U.S. states, Wyoming having the largest gender-pay gap and New York having the smallest:
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