Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with informatio...
Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963, guaranteeing equal pay for women and men doing the same work for the same employer. Have women seen progress since then? Sure. Has it come fast enough? No. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, the current wage gap has improved at a rate of less than half a cent per year since 1963. At that rate, the wage gap won’t close completely until the year 2053. But American women – literally – cannot afford to wait that long for fair pay.