The gender wage gap is not only complex, but it is also stubborn. Without updated and comprehensive equal pay reform, the gender wage gap has only closed by 4 cents in more than a decade. At the current pace, women are not estimated to reach pay parity with men until 2059.22
To begin to close the gender wage gap, women need updated comprehensive equal pay legislation. Other robust work-family policies are also essential to truly combating the multifaceted gender wage gap so that women—who disproportionately assume much of the caregiving responsibilities in their families—are not unfairly disadvantaged by taking time to address care needs.
Talk to your state representatives concerning equal pay legislation, make your voice heard.
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