In 2019 women in the United States earned 82% of what men earned, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers. The gender wage gap varies by age and metropolitan area, and in most places, has narrowed since 2000. See how women’s wages compare with men’s in your metro area.
Here is what Center surveys show about American moms’ experiences juggling work and parenting responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The gender wage gap is narrower among younger workers nationally, and the gap varies across geographical areas.
In India and many other countries, there is little gap between men and women in attitudes on gender issues
Most Indians support gender equality, but a new survey finds that traditional gender norms still hold sway for many people in the country.
Among adults 25 and older who have no education beyond high school, more women have left the labor force than men.
The self-employed are back at work in pre-COVID-19 numbers, but their businesses have smaller payrolls
Hiring by the self-employed has fallen since 2019, with the cutbacks emanating mainly from businesses run by men.
Earnings overall have held steady through the pandemic in part because lower-wage workers experienced steeper job losses.
The share of mothers who said it would be best for them to work full time dropped from 51% to 44% between 2019 and 2020.
A report detailing allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is prompting a renewed conversation about workplace harassment and abuse in the U.S.
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.