The gap exists, why we mark #EqualPayDay on Tuesday and more to know.
Tuesday’s annual Equal Pay Day highlights the fact that women working full-time earned 78 cents for every dollar men took home in 2013–a whopping one cent improvement over the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a long way from the 60 cents on the dollar women collected in 1960, but it’s still shamefully far from equal pay for equal work.
While you probably know the wage gap exits, these five facts about the gender pay gap may come as a surprise.
1. Millennial women think the pay gap is a myth.
More than half of the 10,000 millennial women surveyed by Levo, the New York City-based career platform, said they didn’t feel the wage gap applied to them. That’s both good and bad news. On one hand, it suggests that younger women believe that they’re earning a fair salary. And indeed, women under 35 face a smaller…
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