“A 2021 study by National Partnership for Women & Families says pay for full-time Black women in 25 states ranges from 49 to 68 cents for every dollar paid to a white man.”
Black Women Must Work 263 Extra Days to Achieve White Men’s Pay – SHRM
The National Partnership for Women and Families examined a world in which the wage gap does not exist for Black women. In this scenario, Black women working full time, year-round, would have enough money to pay for…
Talks Target Mental Health, Birthing Outcomes For Black Women – Washington Informer
Maternal mental health conditions appear in various forms including anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, postpartum psychosis, bipolar illness, and in some instances, substance use disorders. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, one in five mothers meet the criteria for a mental health disorder during or after pregnancy. Even more, roughly 40 percent of Black American women who are either pregnant or new mothers in particular, suffer from maternal mental health illnesses, doubling their white counterparts while being half as likely to undergo treatment.
The United States just hit Equal Pay Day for Black women – The 19th
The National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit focused on racial and gender equity, said including seasonal workers, part-time employees and gig workers provides a more holistic view of pay equity issues. It also is more inclusive, as those positions are disproportionately held by women of color.
It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and it still takes 263 extra days to ‘catch up’ – The Grio
“Black women’s Equal Pay Day this year is based on comparing all Black women workers to all white, non-Hispanic men workers. This is a change from earlier years when we focused on full-time, year-round workers only and that’s what is primarily driving the change in the date,” said Frye. “We and other groups working on equal pay made this shift, which is led by women-of-color-led organizations, in order to be more inclusive of all workers. For example, by shifting to include all workers, instead of limiting to full-time, year-round workers, we included 33 million more women workers in the wage gap calculation.”