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Equal Pay for Equal Work: women get only 78 cents per $1

Despite the protections from the Equal Pay Act, enacted 52 years ago, women on average continue to earn less than men, making 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. For African-American and Latina women, the pay gap is even larger. On average, African-American women earn only 64 cents and Latinas earn only 56 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. As a result of this gender pay gap, by age 65, the average woman will have lost $434,049 throughout a 40-year working career.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, AndreaZoppForSenate.com , Dec 5, 2015

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