The pay gap could vanish for all women — sometime in the 23rd century

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The numbers are glaring: Women make up half the U.S. college-educated workforce but those with full-time jobs were on average paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by men in nearly every occupation for which there was sufficient earnings data in 2015, according to the non-profit Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).

The gap is especially pronounced when comparing median weekly earnings and far deeper for women of color.

Women earn 82 percent of the full time weekly paycheck of a man

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