One number says it all: women today are still paid only $0.77 to a man's dollar. And African American and Hispanic women get even less.
In six out of ten families, a mother is the primary or co-breadwinner, so the wage gap makes a huge difference in a family's economic security. Particularly in these tough economic times, equal pay is crucial.
Consider this: Nationally, there is a wage gap of more than $10,000 per year between working women and men. That's the equivalent of 88 weeks of groceries or 13 months of rent.
Bottom line: the wage gap hurts women and families.
The current gender wage gap has improved at a rate of less than half a cent per year since 1963. At this rate, the wage gap will not close completely until around 2058.
Can you wait another 60 years for a fair wage? With your help, The National Partnership for Women and Families will make wage discrimination a thing of the past.
The Paycheck Fairness Act, currently pending in Congress, would be an important step toward eliminating discriminatory pay practices in the workplace.
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