The Equal Pay Act that Kennedy signed in 1963 prohibited “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” Yet a half century later, in the first three months of 2012, women still earned only 82.2 percent of what men earned. That’s comparing the “usual median weekly earnings” of full-time employees. Comparing annual pay of full-time, year-round workers, women earned only 77 percent of what men earned in…

The Equal Pay Act that Kennedy signed in 1963 prohibited “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” Yet a half century later, in the first three months of 2012, women still earned only 82.2 percent of what men earned. That’s comparing the “usual median weekly earnings” of full-time employees. Comparing annual pay of full-time, year-round workers, women earned only 77 percent of what men earned in…

Race intersected with gender, such that women earned less than men of their same race for each group studied:

Race intersected with gender, such that women earned less than men of their same race for each group studied:

Truth be told...if women were paid equally the economy would produce $447.6 billion in additional income

Truth be told...if women were paid equally the economy would produce $447.6 billion in additional income

Mind the Gap | The gender pay gap: Male and female salary by career and industry infographic | #McCrindleResearch

Mind the Gap | The gender pay gap: Male and female salary by career and industry infographic | #McCrindleResearch

WHITE women work 59 days for free. Black women, 94 days  Hispanic women 117 days. Put another way, it's as if after July 21 (Hispanic women) August 21 (Black women) or October 16 (white women) don't receive a paycheck. Annually.

WHITE women work 59 days for free. Black women, 94 days Hispanic women 117 days. Put another way, it's as if after July 21 (Hispanic women) August 21 (Black women) or October 16 (white women) don't receive a paycheck. Annually.

Equal Pay Day falls on November 9, when the gender pay gap means that women   stop earning relative to men for the rest of the year. Here are 14 ways to   visualise the 14.5pc difference in men's and women's average salaries

Equal Pay Day falls on November 9, when the gender pay gap means that women stop earning relative to men for the rest of the year. Here are 14 ways to visualise the 14.5pc difference in men's and women's average salaries

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