While the wage gap has been around since corporate America began, many believe that the wage gap is nothing but a farce. Unfortunately, statistical data is showing that this wage gap may still be pres...
ent in states across the nation. www.infographicworld.com has created an infographic detailing the history of the wage gap, and what this gap looks like today.
We start our fight against the wage gap in 1903, with the forming of the National Women’s Trade Union League, created in the hopes of closing the wage gap. It’s not until 1963 that we see the Equal Pay Act come into play. From 1964-1971, over $26 million is paid out to female workers around the United States in the form of back pay for lost wages due to discrimination. From then, there have been a number of benchmark cases that have changed the face of the Equal Pay Act, however, even in 1980, women made 64 cents for every dollar a man made.
Fast forward today, and the picture seems more hopeful. A woman makes 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. While this is progress, it still leaves 50% of households missing out on well-earned money, due to the main breadwinner being a female.
This infographic goes over what’s being done to close the gap, and in which states the wage gap is the largest – and the smallest.
Feel free to like, comment, and share this infographic entitled “Fighting for Fairness: The Wage Gap in America”, brought to you by www.infographicworld.com.
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