American Women, 2003
Facts and Figures about American Women's History, 2003, from the U.S. Census Bureau
2. How much did women earn for full time, year-round work, compared to every $1 earned by their male counterparts, in 2001, the last year for which figures were available in 2003?
Answer: In 2001, women earned 76 cents for every $1 their mail counterparts earned, for full time, year-round work.
This ratio represented an all-time high, surpassing the previous high of 74 cents for every $1, first recorded in 1996.
3. As of 2002, what were the estimated earnings over a lifetime of work of women who work full time, year-round
(a) without a high school diploma,
(b) with a high school diploma,
(c) with a bachelor's degree, and
(d) with a professional degree (i.e. medical, law, dental, or veterinarian)?
Source: U.S. Census Bureau