The Pantagraph

By Ellen Wulfhorst

Women have long received unequal pay and unequal treatment in the American workplace, trailing men in terms of wages, overtime, opportunities, and promotions.

The persistence of the gender pay gap is attributed by experts to an array of factors, including how we attribute value to jobs held by women, gender discrimination, and what’s known as the “motherhood penalty.” Compensation platform Assemble reviewed the evolution of the gender wage gap in the U.S. since 1980 by analyzing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Annual percentages are calculated with the median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers.

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