Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Feministing: Yes, women still earn 75% as much as men

Yes, women still earn 75% as much as men
By Maya

Have you been repeating the stat that women earn only 75% as much as their male counterparts for years but secretly wondered if it could possibly still be true? Well, according to a report released yesterday by the White House, it still is! Which is pretty damn sad.

Described as the most comprehensive federal report on the status of women in the U.S. since 1963, the report mainly provides a statistical snapshot–filled with many a nice graph!–of a lot of facts you probably already know.

* Women (and men) are getting married later than ever before
* Women are delaying having children longer, having fewer of them, or sometimes not having them at all
* Women still typically do more housework than men
* Women are more likely to be victims of some crimes such as stalking and domestic violence
* Women are more likely than men to suffer from depression and chronic health problems
* Women are more likely to live in poverty than men

And that pesky pay gap! 75 cents to the dollar. At all levels of educational attainment. (And for Black and Hispanic women that’s 71% and 62% respectively.) A stat that persists despite the fact that women have not only caught up with men in education but have now surged past them. These days, young women are actually more likely than young men to have college or graduate degrees.

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