Mothers working full time, year round outside the home make just 69 cents for every dollar paid to fathers. This gap translates to a loss of $18,000 each year. “What Mothers Make for Every Dollar Fathers Make” is the ratio of mothers’ and fathers’ median earnings for full time, year round workers. Mothers and fathers have at least one related child under 18 at home. Earnings are in 2017 dollars. NWLC calculations for mothers and fathers overall based on 2017 American Community Survey using IPUMS. NWLC calculations for mothers and fathers by race/ethnicity based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year averages using IPUMS.
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