Tag Archives: gender pay gap

Chart of the Day: Women need a perfect GPA to earn as much as men with a 2.0

TweetWe already know that women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA, and now a new report on the relationship between high school grade point average (GPA) and income shows that women need a 4.0 GPA to earn as much as men with a 2.0. Via ThinkProgress: Tweet
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Equal Pay Day Roundup

TweetToday marks the day in the new year when women have finally earned what men made in the previous year. So, more accurately, Unequal Pay Day. The average woman in the US continues to make 77 cents to the dollar, which means the gap hasn’t narrowed all that much since 1963, when women made just 59 cents. The pay gap varies considerably [...]
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Today we’re “celebrating” Equal Pay Day

TweetIt’s that time again–the day when we take stock of how little the gender pay gap as budged in recent years. Thanks to the gap, it takes until today, April 9th, for the average woman in the US to work enough to earn as much as the average man earned in 2012. And while the pay [...]
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Chart of the Day: The gender wage gap widened last year

Tweet A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that our progress in closing the gender wage gap has stalled–and actually backslid last year. The ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 80.9 percent in 2012, a decline of more than one percentage point from 2011. In fact, you have to go [...]
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Women need a raise in the minimum wage

TweetIn a far-ranging speech that covered everything from climate change to AIDS, President Obama presented a few proposals that are particularly important for women: Implementing universal preschool, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and raising the minium wage. As Bryce Covert notes, all three of these policies would help combat the gender pay gap, since “balancing children and [...]
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