By Cheryl Hall and Laurie Joseph
Although Lone Star women have made progress, they still fall way short when it comes to earning the same pay as men for comparable jobs. If trends hold steady, they might have to wait more than three decades to catch up, according to a study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in partnership with the Dallas Women’s Foundation. So working women over the age of 40 may be out of luck.
“Pay equality for working women in Texas would halve poverty and add $44 billion in additional wage and salary income to the Texas economy. There are few public policy proposals that would accomplish that level of poverty reduction and economic growth.”
– Julie Anderson, senior research associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research