Friday, May 11, 2012
"The persistent gap between men's and women's paychecks hurts families and harms the economy. The current gender pay gap is 18 percent; in other words, women earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by men. While the gap has narrowed slightly in recent decades, the repercussions of pay inequality extend far beyond women's pocketbooks: when women are paid less than men for the same work, everyone feels the effects. Without pay fairness, women have less income to help support their families and fewer dollars to spend in their communities. The economy suffers as a result..."