Today is “Equal Pay Day” Symbolizing the Pay Gap in the US
It takes women more than 15 months to earn what men earn in 12. But pay inequality is not the only discrepancy Indiana women face in the workplace. Today is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into 2018 women would need to work order to make the same amount men did in 2017. Data from the U-S Census shows the 2018 wage gap between women and men is about 20 percent. President of the National Organization for Women Toni Van Pelt explains pay inequality impacts women their entire careers, affecting vacation time, retirement savings and other aspects of life. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women in Indiana who work full-time have median annual earnings of about 35-thousand dollars, which is less than 72 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts. If current trends continue, the wage gap in Indiana will not close until 2067.
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