#GAReads | What that Google memo didn't tell you about pay inequality in America
A Google employee’s tirade against diversity efforts included a claim that the gender wage gap is a myth, in spite of mountains of data proving otherwise.
But the wage gap is more than simply one very memorable statistic – that a woman in the US earns $0.80 for each $1 a man earns. It is a measure of inequality that shrinks and expands based on variables including age, geography, industry, occupation and race.
Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, said the wage gap is an “overall measure of workplace inequality”.