By Lindsey Jacboson

In 2015, full-time/year-round female workers earned 79.6 percent of what their male counterparts made, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The gap is greater for black and Hispanic women.

There has not been a statistically significant annual increase in women’s wages since 2007, and if the pace of change in annual earnings remains the same, it will take 45 years for women to earn as much as men, the IWPR states.

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