By Alisha Haridasani Gupta
By the Numbers
The amount women earned for every dollar a man earned in 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was passed. It took almost three decades for that to tick up to roughly 70 cents, in the 1990s, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity.
The year that the gender pay gap is expected to close in the U.S., according to analysts at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
The amount a woman will lose because of the current pay gap over a 40-year career, according to the National Women’s Law Center.
The percentage of people in the low-wage work force who are women, according to the National Women’s Law Center.