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Frequently Asked Questions About The Wage Gap

Women who work full time, year round in the United States were paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts in 2017.1 For some groups of women, the gaps are even larger. This document provides details about the wage gap measure that the Census Bureau and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) use, factors contributing to the wage gap, and how to close the gap.