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Mothers make just 75 cents for each dollar fathers make, and it means a mom would have to work til May 5 to earn what a dad made last year

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May 5 marks equal pay day for mothers, according to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).

This means it would take about four months into 2021, or 125 extra days, for mothers to earn what fathers earned in just 2020. 

The overall wage gap between men and women is smaller than the wage gap between mothers and fathers. Women make about 82 cents for every dollar men make, while mothers make 75 cents for every dollar fathers make, according to NWLC’s analysis of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data on median earnings for full-time, year-round details ⇒

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