Why is his paycheck bigger?

What you need to know about equal pay and how the election could promote pay change

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Two people do the same job—one of them is a woman. the other a man. Wage earnings differ greatly depending on gender in the United States. Women in the United States are not compensated equally compared to men for their time on the job, earning, on average, only 80 percent of their male counterparts’ wage. “The ratio between men and women’s earnings was stuck at about 59 percent in the 1960s and 1970s,” Michigan State University economics and politics expert Charles Ballard said.