What The Wage Gap Costs You — In 3 Startling Charts
By: Elizabeth Kiefer
Tuesday, April 14, is Equal Pay Day — a day set aside to raise awareness about the pay gap between men’s and women’s salaries. According to current estimates, it’s at $.78, meaning women working full-time earn, on average, 22 cents less for every dollar that men earn.
To help conceptualize just how bad the pay gap is, we teamed up with The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a D.C.-based nonprofit that studies women and work. The folks there provided us with the following research — about how much money unequal pay is costing you over the course of your career.