Wage Gap Gets Worse


Women make only 75.5 cents for every dollar that men earn, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between 2002 and 2003, median annual earnings for full-time year-round women workers shrank by 0.6 percent, to $30,724, while men’s earnings remained unchanged, at $40,668. The 1.4 percent decrease in the wage ratio is the largest backslide since 1991.