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Fact of the Week: 27 January 2014

Women's-to-men's Earnings Ratio Increased by 15% for Older Women Workers

"Between 1979 and 2012 women's-to-men's earnings ratios rose for most age groups. Among 25 to 34 year olds, the ratio increased from 68% in 1979 to 90% in 2012. Among 45 to 54 year olds the ratio increased from 57% to 75%," while for those aged 55-65, the ratio increased from 60.6 to 76.2, according to a 2013 analysis of Current Population Survey data.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). Highlights of Women's earnings in 2012. (Report No. 1045). Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from
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