Equal Pay Day, 2011

Each calendar year, Equal Pay Day falls on a different date, that date being calculated by the number of extra days women have to work to earn the same compensation as men earn by January 1. This year Equal Pay Day fell on April 12. At this rate, calculated over a span of 40 years, women will have to work 11 extra years to earn the same pay as men in the same jobs.

Here are some surprising statistics:

Jane Waldfogel, a Columbia University social work professor, founds that mothers are penalized by 4 percent with the birth of their first child, as compared to men who receive an average of 9 percent wage increase.

Single women, on average, have less than half of the “wealth,” the value of personal assets minus debts, than single men.

Do you feel like you aren’t being compensated equally compared to your male coworkers? Do you feel you are being discriminated against because of your gender? To find out more, go to the Washington Post and talk with an attorney today.