The glass ceiling is a big deal in the US.
According to Gallup, in the past two years, women have made up a quarter of all US voters, while men are responsible for over half of all white collar workers.
But the glass ceilings don’t just affect women and minorities; the US also has a gender gap in its labor market, and it’s getting worse.
In 2017, the Glass Door report found that women earned about 80% of all low-wage jobs, but that only half of these were full-time.
Women are paid less for doing less, too.
That’s because the gender wage gap for full- and part-time workers in the U.S. is about 20% larger than for those who work part- or full-timers.
The gap is even bigger for women in the private sector, which also has the lowest gender pay gap of any group.
Glass door at work