Utah has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the nation; women earn 71 cents per dollar that a man earns. In 2016, American women earned approximately 20% less than men. This gap has narrowed substantially since 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was passed and women earned 41% less than men; yet a gap persists, and a half century later women are still paid less than men in almost every occupation. Closing the gender wage gap will strengthen women’s economic impact in their families, communities, and the state.
*This episode was recorded on February 1, 2019 and was released earlier on a different platform.