(Opinion) 10 years after Lilly Ledbetter Act, fair pay still lags

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By Lanier Isom

Women make-up half the labor force. Millions of families depend on women’s paychecks to make ends meet; millions more rely on women as the primary breadwinner. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research study of earnings released in November 2018, women today earn just 49 cents to the typical man’s dollar when accounting for overall labor force participation across 15 years, a significant decrease from the 80 cents usually reported.

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