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Contributed by Caryanne Keenan on 04/03/2013
"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women, on average, earned 23 percent less than men did in 2011. The American Association of University Women's (AAUW) recent research report, Graduating to a Pay Gap, found that even one year out of college, after controlling for factors known to affect earnings such as college major and hours worked, there is a 7 percent unexplained gender pay gap." -AAUW
Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9, 2013. It is observed in April to indicate how far into each year a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned in the previous year.
Tell your friends, tell your family, tell everyone! Bringing awareness to this issue is imperative if we want to close the pay gap.
Here are some other facts related to wage discrimination:
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