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Inside Hawaii's Wage Gap Between Men and Women

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Median earnings for full-time workers, 2011

Source: AAUW and (joint study)



United States: Women’s Earnings as a Percent of Men’s, by Industry

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Women’s Earnings and Employment by Industry, 2009.”



Earnings by Degree and Sex, Median Weekly Earnings

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)



Pay Equity by Age

The earnings difference between women and men varies with age, with younger women more closely approaching pay equity than older women.

(Chart shows 2011 median weekly earnings for full-time wage and salary workers.)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)



The High Price of Motherhood

How does America’s pay gap compare with some other developed countries? Chart shows the gender pay gap for women aged 25 to 44 with and without children compared with all men from the same age group.

Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2012). OECD is an association of 34 developed countries.

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Oct 9, 2013 08:51 am
 Posted by  employment lawyer

Your article relies solely on comments by individuals who haven't practiced law for decades and who have never handled an equal pay case. If the alleged disparity is as clear as they allege, then why won't any qualified attorneys claim sexual wage discrimination? Our state law already provides the law to make a claim, if the facts remotely supported it: Section 387-4 "No employer shall discriminate in any way in the payment of in the payment of wages [...][ as between the sexes [...]"

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