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19th March 2015

The Status of Women in the States: Employment and Earnings Report

The gender wage gap is a global issue with women around the world being paid 10-30% less than men. In a new report from The Institute for Women's Policy Research the issue is explored in depth in the United States.Using date from government and other sources, the report explores the economic standing as well as other social indicators for women at both a state and national level.

Despite women making up nearly half of the workforce in the United States the report finds that they are only paid 78 cents for every dollar men are paid. Additionally, the report projects that the gender wage gap won't close entirely in the country until 2058, with some states lagging well into the 22nd century before this occurs.

To read the full report click here.

To learn more about the issues via an interactive map click here.