With all the negative attention the gender wage gap receives, most would assume that this rift has been closed, right? Not exactly. In fact, men are still making approximately 20 percent more than women. The interesting aspect of the pay gap is that women are receiving the same level and quality of education as men only they are actually graduating with HIGHER GPAs than their male counterparts.
What employers are not getting is that the gap actually weakens the economy, which directly affects everyone. The country’s GDP would increase and poverty rates would drop, reducing the amount of taxpayer money needed for entitlement programs. Let’s just hope employers catch on before the predicted 38 years it will take to seal this hideous gap.
Check out the infographic below to see what else the women’s pay gap affects.