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The Impact of Sex Discrimination on Women’s Earnings and Career Advancement

Discrimination continues to hamper women in workplaces across the U.S. It’s rare to find a woman who’s worked in the business world for any reasonable time who doesn’t have a story about employment discrimination. Sex discrimination at work affects women in myriad ways, from emotional harm to cold, hard financial impact.

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Gender Pay Gap Remains Stubbornly Consistent

In March 2023, the Pew Research Center released a new study on the gender pay gap. The results were disappointing: In 2002, women earned 80% as much as men; in 2022, women earned 82% of what men earned.

In 20 years, women cut the gap by only 2%. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research predicts that pay equality between men and women won’t happen until at least 2059.