Chart of the Day: Visualizing the pay gap

I’m sad I missed this when it was first posted for the June anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but the wage discrimination infographic below is too great not to highlight, whatever the month. The chart is remarkably clear, comparing the “full dollar” earned by a white man to the lesser compensation provided to white, black, and Latina women for equal work — and, perhaps perversely, Emily Nemens’ design is also quite beautiful.

A chart demonstrating wage discrimination

via Women of the 113th


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  1. Posted August 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi. Asian people do exist, you know.

    • Posted August 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      The source site does have data on Asian-American women’s earnings. Check out the chart by race here

      Asian-American women earn more than white women but less than white men or Asian-American men. These are average figures.

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