March 4, 2013

Gender discrimination steals a woman's future

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, recently announced his Women’s Equality Act, a key feature of which is to close the wage gap. As of 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports (pdf) that a full-time, salaried woman earns on average 82% of a similarly situated man’s income. Over the course of a career, a college-educated woman loses anywhere between $500,000 and $2m in earnings (pdf) due to discriminatory pay practices. Factors that attribute to this […]