Women must work 99 more days to match salaries of men

It took 99 extra days this year for women in the U.S. to match the salaries made in 2012 by their male colleagues, reaching this level on Tuesday as part of Equal Pay Day.

Nearly 50 years after the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, full-time year-round female employees make only as much as 80 percent of what their male counterparts make.

Those analyzing this issue look at various factors such as occupational preferences and differences in the degree that men and women differ in family activities, but many studies still point to discrimination as being at least one factor.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Fatima Goss Graves, vice president for education and employment at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., to discuss the issue.

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.