In 2010, women still make 77 cents to every dollar men make. We deconstruct the numbers, and look at the status of women today.
National Equal Pay Day came and went this week, marking the 110 more days women would have to work into this year to break even with the wages men made last year.
The ratio right now for women’s wages to men’s is 77 cents to the dollar. It’s a vast improvement over 57 cents to the dollar, a generation ago. But it’s still a yawning gap.
In this recession, where more women than men have kept their jobs, there are some changes underway to how the bread is being brought home to the dinner table.
The wage inquality remains, though. “Equal pay for equal work,” remains the mantra.
Some attribute the gap to a broken, patriarchal system that still needs to be fixed. Others say it’s choice and motherhood.
This Hour, On Point: Women, equality, and the workforce.
Read Jessica’s piece on “Tracking the Wage Gap” at Newsweek.com
Nancy Koehn, historian and professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School.
See the Harvard Business Review’s feature on “Women and the Pay Gap“