Today is Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013.

“Because women earn less on average than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color,” says the National Committee on Pay Equity.

The Pew Research Center Reports that “according to the White House, full-time working women earn 77% of what their male counterparts earn. This means that women have to work approximately 60 extra days, or about three months, to earn what men did by the end of the previous year.”

Read more about Equal Pay day here and here.

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