The National Partnership for Women & Families is releasing two important pieces of wage gap research. In the fact sheet America’s Women and the Wage Gap, they dive into the details behind why women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men and what can be done to close this gap, including state-by-state figures.

Their analysis finds that:

They also looked at how the wage gap impacted different communities of color in Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap by Race/Ethnicity

Read more about their wage gap findings here and how the wage gap impacts specific communities here.

In order to close the wage gap once and for all, we must ensure fair pay protections and practices, raise the minimum wage, pass major national investments in paid leave, child care and home- and community-based services, and ensure comprehensive reproductive health care among other policy priorities.

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