The Cost of Failure of the ERA Amendment — Infographic

One result of the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment is the continuing gap in pay between women and men. The Gender Pay Gap has been tracked since the Equal Rights Amendment failed in 1982. I wondered how much income was lost by women each year since it failed. This infographic shows the annual income of women in the U.S. from 1982 – 1915, the gap in pay between men and women each year (both in percentage and in calculated dollars), and what that lost income could have translated into that year. I calculate that women lost over $1,455,000,000 of income over the past 23 years.

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