Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Gender Pay Gap

We're in the midst of packing up to leave for the summer, so posts will be less frequent until we're settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan in a couple of weeks. But I did want to take a moment tonight for these really interesting infographs/information.

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In 2010, women earned $0.77 for every $1.00 men earned. The government census for 2010 reported that the median income for a full-time working male was $47.715, compared to the median income of full-time working females, at $36,931 ($10,784 less per year).

Matt Separa (from Center for American Progress) nicely illustrated what these differences in pay mean for men and women in the United States. His first infographic shows the average annual cost for various goods and services in the United States and how they compare with the $10,784 figure.

The second inforgraphic illustrates what 40 years of this income difference looks like (the approximate figure is $431,360).