Archive: Gender Wage Gap By State and Congressional District, 2011 and 2012
Statistics show that the persistent gender wage gap is a nationwide problem. In no state do women’s median earnings equal men’s median earnings, and most districts show a pay gap as well – with some showing gaps that far exceed national and state statistics.
Find the 2012 Gender Wage Gap in your State
Find the 2011 Gender Wage Gap in your State
Find the 2011 Gender Wage Gap in your Congressional District
These state documents include AAUW’s inaugural effort at presenting the wage gap by congressional district as a tool for advocacy. Data from the 2011 Census was used to rank each congressional district – from the 112th Congress – within the state from narrowest to widest wage gap.
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This data from the 112th Congress can be paired with data from the 113th Congress to hold members of Congress accountable over time. Where does your representative stand on pay equity, and do the statistics reflect that? Make sure your representative supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, and consider writing a letter to the editor or op-ed about efforts you expect him or her to take to close the wage gap.