Big Minnesota gender wage gap persists


A new report has information on the gender wage gap in Minnesota, and it’s bad.

A study by the National Partnership for Women and Families finds that Minnesota women who work full time pull in a median salary of $40,416, compared to $50,580 for men. That $10,164 difference (or 80 cents for every dollar men make) is actually more equitable than the 77-cents-for-women-per-dollar-for-men national norm.

Minority women have it particularly bad, the study finds. Nationally, African American women make 64 cents and Latinas are paid just 55 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

As is discussed here, women doing the same jobs as men generally get about the same pay. The issue is that women are a greater percentage of the workforce in jobs that don’t pay as much. This especially needs correction given that many of those jobs – nursing care, for example, and primary school education – involve hugely more positive contributions to society, than do lucrative (white) male-dominated gigs like Wall Street parasite and all-but-literally half-witted right-wing propaganda mill idiot.

Also, this.

NWLC’s detailed gender analysis of U.S. Census poverty data released on September 12, 2012 found that poverty rates among women, like poverty rates overall, stabilized last year after three years of significant increases, but remained at historically high levels and substantially above the poverty rates for men.