Erie County observes Equal Pay Day

Posted April 11, 2018

"Studies show that the real gender pay gap typically comes when working women begin having children", said Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women.

Meanwhile, lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Louisiana legislature recently voted down a proposal backed by the governor to increase the state's minimum wage, and rejected a pair of bills to require companies that are awarded state contracts to comply with state laws requiring equal pay and prohibit companies from taking action against workers who discuss their salaries. Full-time working women who have earned doctoral degrees earn less than men who have earned master's degrees. Women make up 40% of the United Kingdom drinks group's executive committee and 44% of its board of directors, but Diageo's board will achieve gender parity when Ursula Burns joins as a non-executive director in April.

Exactly how much less than men women are paid depends on where you are.

Not all of the gender wage gap can be explained by occupational choice, however.

Asian American women earn the most compared to other minority women at 87 cents to the dollar. Women are five times more likely than men to take a break from work to raise kids, and employees who leave the workforce for a year or more find that their pay upon returning is 7 percent less than a now employed person seeking the same job, according to PayScale's report.

The pay gap also differs when factoring in race. "Sixty-one percent of Americans are less likely to buy a product from a company that doesn't pay women fairly, and nearly a third will not apply to a company with a gender pay discrepancy". And a Native Women's Equal Pay Day on September 27. They're busy for a reason: the pay gap in MI between men and women is 78 cents to every dollar.

The report also breaks down the earning gap by state. "Even in lower wage female-dominated professions like retail and health care, women tend to make less".

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For 2018, HIMSS analyzed compensation data between men and women.

At Lululemon Athletica UK Ltd. women earned 21 per cent less than men, a wider gap than the 17.4 per cent UK average, while bonuses were 59 per cent lower.

University of MA sociology professor Michelle Budig found women's earnings slip 4 percent for each child they have.

By now, you might be feeling a little annoyed about this, but the worst part is that it sucks way more for women of color.

Among Warren's female staffers who were employed for all of 2016, only one woman earned a six-figure salary.

The governor's Equal Pay Day for Equal Work Task Force is tasked with encouraging businesses to treat their employees fairly.