EPI: You Can’t ‘Mansplain’ Away the Gender Pay Gap

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Reprinted from the Economic Policy Institute by Elise Gould and Teresa Kroeger on March 31, 2017.

April 4th is Equal Pay Day, a reminder that a significant pay gap still exists between men and women in our country. Equal Pay Day is April 4th because it marks how far into the next year women would have to work to earn the same amount that men earned in the previous year. On average in 2016, women were paid 22 percent less than men, after controlling for race and ethnicity, education, experience, and location.

Even after extensive research has been done to show the gender pay gap exists (and persists), some skeptics refuse to believe the data. The infographic shows some of the most common criticisms of the gender wage gap and rebuts the “mansplainers” with data. …

EPI 3/31

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