Congressional Member’s Report Card

Congressional Member’s Report Card

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Wealth Inequality

GENDER WEALTH INEQUALITY IN U.S.

  • Dominant occupations such as childcare and service industries continue to occupy the lower rungs of the U.S. wage ladder. Women make up 63 percent of workers earning the federal minimum wage, a wage rate stuck at $7.25 since 2009.
  • By contrast, women represent only 5 percent of CEO’s at Fortune 500 firms. CEOs took home $13.1 million on average in 2016.
  • www.inequality.org
  • Female-dominated occupations  such as childcare and restaurant service continue to occupy the lower rungs of the U.S. wage ladder. By contrast, women represent only 8 percent of CEOs at Fortune 500 firms. CEOs took home $15.5 million on average in 2020.

WOMEN OF COLOR HIT BY POVERTY

GENDER INEQUALITY