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Gender Wage Gap Persists Despite Education And Varies By State –

According to the Center for Public Integrity, simply forcing companies to be open and transparent about what they pay would help give women a more equitable playing field and help to close the gender wage gap

There is a new wrinkle to the fight for equal pay for women in the United States of America, and it is not a progressive development. According to research from the Census Bureau, not even education, generally seen as an indicator of greater financial rewards in the workforce, can bridge the gender pay gap. 

As the Associated Press reports, the pay gap between women and men with either a post-secondary certificate or a graduate from an elite university sits at 29 cents. For every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 71 cents. According to co-author and Census Bureau economist Ariel Binder, the report indicates a significant income gap.

Binder told the AP, “The main point here is that there’s a substantial gap at every single level.”

Chantel Adams, a Black woman who is a senior marketing executive with an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flager Business School, told the AP that she believes the lack of progress in her career is due to both her gender and her race. 

“It’s unreasonable and unfair to hold someone’s strengths against them,” Adams said. “I would consider that as something that is race-based.”

According to the National Women’s Law Center, this dataset paints an incomplete picture of the actual wage gap for women in America. In another dataset, they focus on the inequality in pay for Black women in America. 

Source: Black Enterprise

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