Women of New York, rejoice. You have the smallest gender pay gap of all 50 states, earning 89 cents for every dollar your male peers make.
This may hardly seem like good news—until you see the numbers for Wyoming. Nicknamed the Equality State, with “Equal Rights” as its motto, Wyoming is a place where it doesn’t pay very much to be a woman—in fact, it only pays 64 cents for every man’s dollar, the worst in the U.S.
The average woman who had a full-time, year-round job in 2015 made just 80 percent of what a man did, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. That’s up from last year’s 79 percent, but the increase is not statistically significant. The wage gap hasn’t closed significantly since 2007.
Buried in the fine print of many marketplace health plan documents is language that allows them to refuse to cover a range of services, many of which disproportionately affect women, a recent study found.
The United States is falling behind on women's representation in government. We have not experienced the influx of female legislators into our political system in the way dozens of other countries have.
Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men - despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have joined the workforce and made huge gains in their educational attainment.
Planning, saving, investing for and living in retirement isn’t easy for many Americans. But it’s especially difficult for women, according to a new report published by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).