Women who work full time, year round in the United States are typically paid only 79 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. It has been more than 50 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act and in that time we’ve seen women make huge strides forward in the labor force. Yet, more than 50 years later, the wage gap still persists. Since the passage of this landmark legislation, how much progress have women made?
Read our fact sheets on the wage gap over time for women overall, African American women, Latinas, and Asian American women.