Gender Wage Gap in Alaska Harms the Economy
ALASKA - Women in Alaska make less than men, but exactly how much less differs based on race, according to a new report by the National Partnership for Women and Families.
According to the data, for every dollar an Alaskan man makes a women makes 75 cents, which amounts to a roughly $14,000 gap in annual wages.
Black women make even less than their white counterparts, getting 62 cents to a mans dollar. Latinas get 54 cents.
According to researchers, this wage disparity harms families and the economy because more than 28,000 households in Alaska are headed by women.