Today, women who work full time, year round are paid only 77 cents on average for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.  That’s shortchanging women and their families more than 10,000 dollars per year.  This wage gap—which hasn’t changed in a decade —occurs in part because of outdated stereotypes about women and their “proper” place in society and in the workforce. These stereotypes contribute to women receiving lower pay for the same work, fewer promotions, fewer opportunities for advancement at work, fewer workforce training opportunities for higher-paying jobs, and being concentrated in low-paying positions in traditionally female fields.

Published On: January 30, 2013Associated Issues: Equal Pay and the Wage GapMeasuring the Wage GapRaising Women's PayWorkplace