The gender pay gap is real, and it hurts women and families. It’s not myth, it’s math. Did you know that in 2014, women working full time in the United States were paid on average just 79 percent of what men were paid? Even one year out of college, within the same major, field and hours worked, men already earn 7 percent more than women — and that gap almost doubles in 10 years even though women are more likely to earn a master’s degree.
But the pay gap is about more than just numbers. Real people experience serious financial and personal hardship as a result of this persistent discrimination, aThe High Cost of Unequal Paynd working families and the entire economy suffer as a result.
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