Women working full time, year round in the United States were typically paid only 79 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts in 2014. For women of color, the gaps are even larger. This fact sheet provides details about the wage gap measure that the Census Bureau and the National Women’s Law Center use, factors contributing to the wage gap, and how to close the gap.

Published On: September 23, 2015Associated Issues: Closing the Wage GapData on Poverty & IncomeEqual Pay and the Wage GapImpact of the Wage GapWorkplace