Women hold more executive and political positions than ever before. Heartening on the surface. But despite these gains, we’re still our own worst enemies when it comes to money.
According to a recent report by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, women who work full-time earn nearly $11,000 less per year than men, which adds up to almost half a million dollars over the course of a career. Women earn 79% of what a man earns. For younger women, the outlook is especially bleak. An April report released by the Economic Policy Institute states that gender wage inequality has grown since 2000. Recent female college graduates earned 6.8% less than in 2000, but recent male college graduates earned 8.1 more.
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