Women won’t get paid as much as men until the year 2059, according to a report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
Study director Jessica Milli says the median income for women working full-time was over $10,000 less than men in 2014. Milli says more needs to be done to close the gender wage gap, not only because women deserve to be paid equally for their work, but because it’s hurting families and the economy overall.
“If you were to add up the earnings gains that women would get if they were paid the same as men, so in the same occupations, for the same hours of work, that would amount to an extra $450 billion into families’ pockets,” she says. – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-21/social-justice/report-women-wont-see-equal-pay-until-2059/a48198-1#sthash.3zjppIaY.FGVzoqQ6.dpuf