By Alessandra Malito

But 2059 is a generous prediction compared with some other analyses on the gender wage gap. Washington, D.C.-based think tank Institute for Women’s Policy Research estimates it will take 65 years (so 2082) for the gender wage gap to fully close in the 13 states with the biggest gaps between women’s and men’s pay. By that estimation, a girl born today wouldn’t see the gap close in her entire working life. The discrepancy affects women, but it also affects their families — three out of four families rely on the mother’s salary.

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