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Report: Gender pay gap wider for Native American, Hispanic women

Meg Hilling
April 16, 2018 07:07 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. – It is no secret there is a pay gap between men and women in the United States, but a new report says that gap is even greater for Native American and Hispanic women.

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A study by the American Association of University Women shows that in 2016, Native American women made 57 cents to the dollar. Hispanic women made 54 cents to the dollar.

"When we see places and groups that have even larger gaps, I think what that reflects is partially bias and discrimination, but partially whether those women have access to the opportunities that white men have," American Association of University Women Senior Researcher Kevin Miller said.

This gap is even larger if you look at specific tribes. According to the National Women's Law Center, Navajo women make 51 cents to the dollar. Pueblo women 45 cents.

"Individual women can educate themselves on the issue and make sure they are figuring out what equal pay looks like for them. What fair pay looks like for them,” Miller said.

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