Equal Pay Day


Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color. “Looking at the gender wage gap by race/ethnicity also reveals the moderate nature of the 80.5 percent figure. In 2016, White women earned 79 percent of what White men earned annually. For most women of color, the gender wage gap is even more severe. Black women’s median annual earnings were just 62.5 percent of White men’s earnings, and Hispanic/Latina women earned 54.4 percent of what White men earned annually. Only Asian women, who earned 86.8 percent of what White men earned, fall above the 80.5 percent figure. In addition, women of all racial/ethnic groups earn less than men in that same racial/ethnic group.” – Institute for Women’s Policy Research Washington, D.C.

 

Join UCF activities to recognize pay inequality. Support women and families by wearing Red on April 10th.