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Millennial women are closing pay gap, but they’re still pessimistic about workplace equality
December 11th, 2013
04:07 PM ET

Millennial women are closing pay gap, but they’re still pessimistic about workplace equality

By Rachel Rosen

A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center says younger women-ages 25-34– are earning 93 cents for every dollar a man earns. Still, 75% of Millennial women say more changes are needed to give men and women equality in the workplace.

The debate over equal pay was a hot topic on the 2012 presidential campaign trail.  At the town hall debate at Hofstra University moderated by Candy Crowley, a questioner asked Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, “In what ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?” Mitt Romney’s response that as the Governor of Massachusetts he requested “binders full of women” to fill positions in his cabinet went viral.

Next week we'll ask two members of the Future Caucus, Reps. Aaron Schock and Tulsi Gabbard, about the significance of this survey.

The Pew report is based on a Pew Research Center survey of 2,002 adults, including 810 Millennials (adults ages 18 to 32) from  Oct. 7-27, 2013.

SOTU Scoop
December 11th, 2013
03:43 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, December 11, 2013

1. The end of governing by crisis? The budget agreement brokered by Sen. Patty Murray (D) Washington and Rep. Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin, sets spending at a trillion dollars for the next two fiscal years and would avoid another government shutdown.  The deal also eliminates $63 billion in forced spending cuts that were set to kick in early next year and aims to reduce the deficit by $23 billion.  But the agreement still has to get through Congress.  While many Democrats are concerned the deal doesn't include an extension of unemployment benefits and some Republicans don't think the spending cuts go far enough, overall opposition from lawmakers has been muted. Perhaps the first sign in a long time that compromise is actually possible in Congress. FULL POST


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