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Gender Wage Gap Persists

Aug 27, 2014

Despite many efforts for equality in pay, women still make less money than men.
Credit Sarah Stierch / Flickr-CC

The inequality of pay between men and women isn't a new issue-- and that's the point. Since the wage gap first received lots of publicity years ago, why hasn’t it closed?

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we examine why, on average, women still earn 23 percent less than men and what solutions are in the works.

Guests:

  • Judy Ancel, director of The Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Erika Ramirez, assistant vice president and community affairs officer at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Jacqueline Michael-Midkiff, regional economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.