It’s already disheartening that women earn less than men. “On average, women in the United States who work full time, year round are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. For African-American women, the gap is larger. African-American women are paid, on average, just 60 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men,” reported the National Partnership organization.
Now comes the news that, on average, women put in more hours than men do at work. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 noted, “women work nearly an hour longer every single day than men do when unpaid labor such as caregiving is included. Those 50 minutes a day add up to 39 days a year — that’s more than a month extra that women around the world log more than their male co-workers,” reported Time Magazine.
The report took a global look at world disparities and, upon examining 144 countries, found that women in India, Portugal and Estonia work extra work time compared to men. In only six countries do women work less than men. They are: Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Denmark, and Sweden. The United States ranked 66th in the report’s wage equality ranking.
When analyzing all of this data, the reported concluded that not until the year 2186 will women reach economic parity with men. In other words, not in this lifetime.