INSTITUTE INDEX: The gender pay gap yawns even wider in the South
Date on which people across the South, U.S. and world will participate in A Day Without a Woman to show the vital role women play in the economy: 3/8/2017
Year in which the first International Women's Day was celebrated on that same date in Russia, an action that helped spark the Russian Revolution: 1917
Today, cents a U.S. woman earns on average for every $1 a man earns: 80
Cents a white woman in the U.S. earns for every $1 a white man earns: 82
Cents a black woman and a Latina, respectively, earn for every $1 a white man earns: 65, 58
Cents a woman residing in the South earns for every $1 a man in the region earns: 78.7
Louisiana's rank among states with the greatest gender wage gaps: 2*
Cents Louisiana women earn for every $1 earned by their male counterparts: 68
Rank of Florida among the states with the narrowest gender wage gaps: 3**
Cents a woman residing in Florida earns for every $1 a man there earns: 86.6
Of the 10 states with the narrowest gender wage gaps, number in the South besides Florida: 1***
Pay that the average working woman in the South lost out on due to wage inequality in 2014 alone: $6,392
Total that adds up to for all working women in the South per year: $155.4 billion
Percent of the gender wage gap that researchers found can be attributed to education and workforce experience: 8
Percent that can be attributed to industry and occupation: 51
Year a U.S. congressional research review reported that studies have consistently found unexplained pay differences between women and men even after controlling for measurable factors, suggesting gender discrimination is at play: 2010
* The gender wage gap in Louisiana is exceeded only by that in Wyoming, where a woman earns 64.4 cents for every $1 earned by a man.
** Florida is surpassed only by New York, where a woman earns 88.7 cents for every $1 earned by a man, and Delaware, where a woman earns 88.5 cents for every $1 earned by a man.
*** The other is North Carolina, where women earn 86 cents for every $1 earned by a man.
(Click on figure to go to source.)