Equal pay

This year on Equal Pay Day, women are facing the dual burden of gender-based pay discrimination and increasing inflation. On average, American women not only had to work until today to make as much money as men after earning 82 cents on the dollar last year1, but their earnings also did not go as far due to rising inflation. After the “she-cession”, a term coined to describe unequal impact of the pandemic-related business restrictions that fell heaviest on industries that employ women at higher rates than men, women now struggle against “she-flation.”