Oct 02, 2014

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The Gender Wage Gap Failed to Narrow Last Year

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According to a recent study written by Ariane Hegewisch and Angela Edwards, and published by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the gender wage gap has failed to narrow in the last year.  Furthermore, the gender wage gap has not narrowed significantly in over a decade.  Hegewisch and Edwards write: 

“The ratio of women’s and men’s median annual earnings was 77.0 for full-time/year-round workers in 2011, essentially unchanged from 77.4 in 2010. (This means the gender wage gap for full-time/year-round workers is now 23 percent.) During the last decade the wage gap narrowed by less than half of one percentage point. In the previous decade, between 1991 and 2000, it closed by almost four, and in the decade prior to that, 1981 and 1990, by over ten percentage points.”

 For more information about the gender wage gap, or to download a free copy of the study, visit: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research

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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and Jezebel.com.

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