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Prevention InitiativeThe Gender Wage Gap

Women in the United States earn 83 cents for every dollar a man earns. This trend is known as the gender wage gap, or pay inequity. The gender wage gap exists irrespective of industry and level of education and is even worse for mothers and women of color. PCADV released its latest version of the gender wage gap fact sheet, which highlights the negative impacts on women, both economically and on their health, many of which are also known to be risk factors for domestic violence.

At the current rates of change, it would take 41 years to begin closing the gender wage gap in the United States.

NEW Gender Wage Gap Fact Sheet 2021

View the fact sheet NEW Gender Wage Gap Fact Sheet 2021

Women in the United States earn 83 cents for every dollar a man earns. This trend is known as the gender wage gap, or pay inequity. The gender wage gap exists irrespective of industry and level of education and is even worse for mothers and women of color. PCADV released its latest version of the gender wage gap fact sheet, which highlights the negative impacts on women, both economically and on their health, many of which are also known to be risk factors for domestic violence.

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Pay Equity Resources

As part of our mission to end domestic violence, PCADV has released a new report and fact sheet on the state of the gender wage gap in the U.S. and Pennsylvania. The report explores the links between pay inequity and domestic violence, as well as potential action steps to achieve pay equity.

The Gender Wage Gap and Economic Justice for Survivors

The gender wage gap impacts and intersects with financial abuse. Cited as one of the most significant factor in preventing victims from leaving abusive situations, financial abuse occurs in 98% of domestic violence cases. PCADV’s economic justice and empowerment work, in conjunction with our work on the issue of pay equity, aims to empower survivors and potential victims with the resources and skills to live safe, independent lives.

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