Black Women’s Wages

However, as the gender wage gap narrowed during the 1980s and early 1990s, the racial pay gap between white and black women grew. By 2015, white women’s wages had grown to 77 percent of white men’s, compared to 66 percent for black women relative to white men—a racial difference of 11 percentage points. The trend is going the wrong way—progress is slowing for black women.

The date behind this figure is from an upcoming report by Valerie Wilson and William Rodgers, which will be released in September.


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