The following content originally appeared in an article by Sheryl Nance-Nash in Newsday on May May 14, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Newsday.
NY women earn $6,799 less a year: How to close your gap
When James Brown sang, “It’s a Man’s World,” he was on to something. According to new research by the National Partnership for Women & Families, on average, New York women employed full-time, year-round are paid just 87 cents for every dollar paid to men — a yearly gap of $6,799. The gender gap costs women in New York nearly $20 billion per year.
The wage gap isn’t new and it won’t close overnight. It’s up to women to help change the game.