April 2nd Is Equal Pay Day. But Is It Really?

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Published on April 2, 2019 - Duration: 00:46s

April 2nd Is Equal Pay Day. But Is It Really?

The wage gap in the United States is 80 cents to the dollar.

So because a woman earns 80 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same work, it takes women until April 2nd to earn the same amount of money.

However, LifeHacker reports a recent study suggests that Equal Pay Day may have to be pushed a few more months down the road.

That's because when looking at women’s careers over a fifteen-year period, and including both years spent in paid employment and years spent providing unpaid caregiving work for children and other family members, women only earn 49 cents for every dollar a man earns.

And while men are also penalized for time out of the workforce, the study found women’s earnings losses for time out are almost always greater than men’s.

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