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The Latina Pay Gap by the Numbers
November 20, 2019, was Latina Equal Pay Day. That means Latinas had to work all of 2018 and until this day in 2019 to catch up with what white men were paid in 2018 alone. No matter what their job, where they live, or how much education or experience they have, Latinas are still paid less than white men.1 Get the facts about the pay gap and its impact on Latinas and their families.
Watch Eva Longoria explain the pay gap—and what companies and you can do to close it
The pay gap actually widens for women at higher education levels8
The gap is largest for Latinas who have bachelor’s and advanced degrees.
The pay gap starts early—and grows
From age 16, Latina girls are paid less than boys the same age—and the gap only grows from there.9
The gap hurts women and families
Lower earnings for Latinas means less money for their families, especially since more than half of Latina mothers are the main breadwinners for their households.10 This impacts families’ ability to buy groceries, pay for childcare, invest in their children’s education, and more.11