According to just-released U.S. Census Bureau data, African American women and Latinas are suffering from significant gender-based wage gaps in the 20 states in which most are employed full time, year round.
The analysis reveals that for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men in these states, on average, African American women are paid from just 48 cents to 69 cents and Latinas from just 43 cents to 59 cents.The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families. The state-specific findings for African American women and Latinas can be found at NationalPartnership.org/AAGap and NationalPartnership.org/LatinaGap. In September, the National Partnership released an analysis of the wage gap and its impact on women and their families nationally and in all 50 states. It is available at NationalPartnership.org/Gap.
“This new analysis emphasizes the severe and disproportionate financial pressure that the gender-based wage gap puts on African American women and Latinas in this country,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership. “In the very states in which most African American women and Latinas work, the loss of critical income makes it much harder for them and their families to get ahead or even stay afloat. Pay inequities and wage discrimination perpetuate poverty, and women of color suffer the most.”
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