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Gender Pay Gap

Female doctors are being paid less than their male counterparts. At the time of the Equal Pay Act’s (EPA) passage in 1963, women earned merely 59 cents to every dollar earned by men. Enforcement of the EPA as well as other civil rights laws have helped to narrow the wage gap, however significant disparities remain and need to be addressed. Currently, women still earn only 77 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. Improvements and modifications to existing law are necessary to ensure there are effective protections for those subject to pay discrimination on the basis of gender. AWIR supports closing loopholes in existing laws which have resulted in pay disparities for women for decades.