In Celebration Of Labor Day, A Look At Women In The U.S. Workforce

A number of theories could explain why the gender wage gap is so persistent. For one, women are less likely to negotiate their salaries. Emily Martin, vice president and general counsel of the National Women’s Law Center, told NPR’s Jennifer Ludden, “Because often your pay is set with some reference to how much you made at your last job, the impact of pay discrimination can follow people through their careers.”