Women in the United States earn 80 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. The wage gap has 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.
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.