The gender pay gap in the U.S. continues to stand at about 80%. This means that for every $1 earned by men, women earn just 80 cents. Unfortunately, progress in closing the gap for women in the U.S. has stalled and, while the pay gap stands at 79% for white women, women of color have a much, much wider gap.
Why does the gap persist?
Women have distinct financial risks that contribute to the pay gap. We work on average 12 less years than men and less hours, both