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Equal pay day

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9, 2013. This date symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.

Since Census statistics showing the latest wage figures will not be available until late August or September, NCPE leadership decided years ago to select a Tuesday in April as Equal Pay Day. (Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.) The date also is selected to avoid avoid religious holidays and other significant events.

Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.

by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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wandep
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

interesting

charlene_kyle
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

 TFS

Mami2oneboy
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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SammiBaby
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Very interesting info. Sad that there is any kind of wage gap to begin with between women and men, not to add on that factoring in color plays a huge role. Just goes to show how much growing our country has yet to do.

mereinhart28
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:03 AM

thanks for sharing!

amyjane22
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Very interesting.

artistmom27
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM
TFS
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