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Equal Pay Day Finds Women Still Make Less

4/9/2013

It has been nearly 50 years since the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed, yet according to the US Census, on average- women in Indiana working full-time earned 75 cents to every dollar earned by men.

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day and Women’s Fund of Central Indiana wants to raise awareness and call attention to the persistent and sizable gap between the wages.

Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director, says "Equal Pay Day is an unfortunate marker of how far we must go before the gender wage gap is closed."

She says the wage gap hasn’t shifted in nearly a decade, leaving women and families to continue to suffer the effects of lost wages.

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