Wisconsin Women, Wages and the Recession

,. Wisconsin Women, Wages and the Recession. COWS, 2010.

From COWS and the Wisconsin Women’s Council, this report shows that despite the growing importance of women’s contribution to the labor force and to household incomes, the gender wage gap stubbornly persists irrespective of age, race, or level of education. In 2009, Wisconsin women earned, on average, only 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Moreover, women continue to be concentrated in occupations that are low-wage and low-quality.