Home / Publications / Article

April 5 2018

Takeaways: What Drives the Wage Gap?

by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Women’s average weekly earnings in full-time jobs were 82 percent of those for men in 2016. Some who celebrate "Equal Pay Day', the date when women finally earn enough to make up for last year's wage gap, say this gap is driven by gender discrimination in the workplace. But that's not an accurate picture of how America works. Here are the key takeaways that explain what really drives the pay gap.


What Drives the Pay Gap? by Independent Women's Forum


Independent Women's Forum is an educational 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities. IWF is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Voice.​
Follow us