Equal Pay Day Report Reveals Earning Challenges For Women In Tech

"Equal Pay Day acknowledges that much work remains in our efforts to ensure gender equality, and today is an opportunity to bring awareness to the national pay gap that affects women across the country", said Rep. Espaillat.

A coalition of Democratic lawmakers is pushing for legislation they say will help close the wage gap between men and women in CT.

Salary expectations followed the same pattern, with non-LGBT men asking for the most money and LGBTQ women asking for the least, showing a clear connection between the salaries candidates ask for and what they receive.

The National Partnership analysis showed that, if the gap were closed, me women could afford food for 1.5 more years, 7.5 more months of mortgage payments, almost 13 months more of rent and more than 14 months of additional child care annually than they are able to pay for at their present wages.

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The pay gap means women lose around $10,470 in median earnings a year, according to a March report from the NWLC. With that in mind, Equal Pay Day memes and amusing pics can distill the serious topic into a retweetable jab.

Women responded better to the idea that men and women on average make different choices about how to balance work and family responsibilities and that might explain differences in pay. Workers in these majority-female jobs are also disproportionately women of color, Hegewisch says.

Every state and 94% of the country's congressional districts have a gender wage gap. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), American women who worked full-time jobs were paid 20 percent less than men in 2015.

"The wage gap really impacts women across their career and lifespans", said Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for Workplace Justice at the National Women's Law Center. In 2015, women made only 79.6 cents for every dollar men made.

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"Congress has not engaged on this issue in recent years and that may be one reason we haven't seen a lot of national progress", said Martin.

Since her father first joined the campaign for the presidency, Ivanka Trump has advocated for women's rights including better health care options, paid maternity/family leave and child care tax breaks.

Engineering is a high-paying, highly educated profession still dominated by men, but the pay is more equal than most jobs. "T$3 o address inequities that result from the hiring process, women professionals may be trained with gender specific negotiation skills, while at the same time training will be provided for those responsible for hiring to recognize their own biases".

This BLS data is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why the wage gap is nothing more than a myth.

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In fact, when PayScale controlled for all of these various factors, the wage gap closes to 98%. Construction and educational services, also heavily unionized workforces, ranked low in terms of pay gap, with the major exception being the transportation and warehousing sector, which had the second-largest pay gap and was the second-most unionized industry.

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