ON AVERAGE, WOMEN IN MISSOURI MAKE 71 CENTS TO THE DOLLAR MEN MAKE; IN SOME COUNTIES IT'S AS LOW AS 51 CENTS
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – According to a recent research study conducted by the Women’s Foundation in partnership with the University of Missouri, women in Missouri make 29% less than men for the same work. Today, the Women’s Foundation released a fact sheet that broke down this figure by county. The fact sheet is available here:
The Women’s Foundation released this resource the same day that Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of the Women’s Foundation, testified before the Missouri Senate Committee for Small Business, Insurance and Industry in support of SB 144, a gender pay equity bill sponsored by Sen. Paul LeVota (Independence). Last week, she testified in support of a similar bill, HB 44 which is sponsored by Rep. Stephen Webber (Columbia). Either bill would begin to address the pay inequity that exists between men and women in Missouri in order to drive economic growth.
The full Status of Women in Missouri report and interactive research tools can be found here: http://www.communitycommons.org/groups/womens-foundation/
The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women and girls, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change. More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.