Gender wage gap needs to close
The Kansas City Star
All families are hurt because of the continuing wage disparity between men and women.
It is unconscionable in these times when more women are entering and graduating from college than men that women workers nationally made 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. That’s according to an Equal Pay Day analysis of median pay study released on Monday.
The Kansas City Star reported today that the gender gap in Missouri was the same as it is nationally, but women are worse off in Kansas, where they made 74 cents compared with males making a dollar.
The National Partnership for Women & Families showed that the median pay gap amounted to a $9,801 annual earnings shortall for women nationally, $10,784 in Missouri and $11,569 in Kansas.