Michigan Equal Pay Day focuses on pay imbalance

Gender pay gap reporting is a great step forward but does not go far enough to close the gap

The organizers also selected a Tuesday in April as Equal Pay Day to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.

"This unexplained portion usually ranges from 8 cents to 15 cents to every male dollar earned, and is typically the portion of the gender pay gap attributed to discrimination", the report reads. The most commonly-reported statistic is that women are paid about 79 cents for every dollar a man makes in the USA, but things are a little more nuanced than that. Research shows that half of all households with children include a mother who is either the sole or primary breadwinner for her family. Yet they're still paid less than men. "We know that when women do better, we all do better".

She found women tended to be assigned inferior accounts, but when compared to men who managed similar accounts, women actually outperformed men slightly.

Closing the gender pay gap remains a major challenge. It persists regardless of education level. In fact, it's widest for women with college degrees.

Here's where ― and for whom ― the wage gap is the worst. That puts us at 22nd in state equal pay rankings. Women still encounter persistent structural barriers in the labor market.

How can you celebrate Equal Pay Day?

"There are myriad examples, reasons that women earn less than men", she said.

On average, American women lose out on a combined total of more than $840 billion each year. There absolutely is a motherhood penalty when it comes to the pay gap.

Some of the pay gap stems from the concentration of women in low-paying industries and occupations, and their rarity in executive ranks.

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Why should you be a part of Equal Pay Day?

Because women value their worth less, they start negotiations at a lower spot than men seeking the same job. As more proof of the gender bias that underlies pay, when women move into a predominantly male profession, pay often declines for everyone.

Last month, Iceland became the first country to introduce a law requiring companies with over 25 employees and government agencies to undergo pay audits and "obtain a certification of compliance with equal pay rules", according to the New York Times. It can't be explained away.

Currently, women on average are paid 20 percent less than men in the United States, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. She'd get an annual income bump that would pay for a year and a half of groceries or almost a full year of rent.

However, this number is not true for all women. There are national costs too.

Women employed full time, year-round in CT are paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,864. Black women will wait until 2124 and Hispanic women until 2248 to narrow the gap, according to the institute.

" ... Wage discrimination laws are poorly enforced and cases are extremely hard to prove and win". For instance, roughly 80% of engineering and computer science majors are male while two-thirds of liberal arts, drama, dance, education and fine arts majors are female. Creating and maintaining equal pay required ongoing evaluation and affirmative efforts. She took the first salary offered, no questions asked. Then, provide guidance and emotional support as they negotiate their salaries at the beginning of their careers. Women in hedge fund management earn 44 cents on the dollar.

There will also be a Stand With Women Unhappy Hour featuring remarks from elected officials, business voices, and Stand With Women leaders at The Crazy Goat, 76 N Main St in Concord, between 4 and 7 p.m. "There's nothing more fundamental than that".

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg calls the wage gap unacceptable and has launched a new social media campaign to demand change.

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