This may sound crazy, but women in Michigan still make just 77.1 cents for every dollar a man earns — even worse than the national average.

Think about what that means: Our paychecks are about one-quarter smaller.

Women have suspected it for years. It’s been studied. And studied. And studied. But in the last decade there has been very little change, according to a report out this month from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research .