Connecting the gender pay gap to everyone's health
Episode 1 in Series
Undervalued and Underpaid: The gender pay gap's connection to our health
Hosts Ericka Burroughs-Girardi and Beth Silver investigate the gender pay gap and answer important questions about how we got here and how it affects our health. On average, women in this country make little more than 80 cents for every dollar white men make. The pay gap is much wider for women of color. We kick off the series with our colleague, Dr. Elizabeth Blomberg, who explains the data behind the gender pay gap. We’re also joined by Dr. Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, who sets the stage on the history of women’s wages and how we can close the gap.