COUNTDOWN DAY 4:
With just four days to go until we reach Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, Women on Business is following up on our Countdown Day 5 article, which showed just how big the gender pay gap was in the 1970s, with a look at how little things changed a decade later.
Not much progress was made in closing the gender pay gap during the 1980s. Rather than earning only 60% of what a man earned for the same work in the 1970s, women in the 1980s were making 62% of what men in the same jobs were earning. That means a woman in the 1980s would earn $42,120 more over her 40-year career than a woman in the 1970s would have earned.
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View the Gender Pay Gap Slideshow to learn more equal pay statistics.
In case you missed it, you can follow the link to view the Day 5 statistics, Countdown to Equal Pay Day – The Gender Pay Gap in the 1970s.