SPECIFIC LANGUAGE: If working women in Florida aged 18 and older were paid the same as comparable men—men who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status—the poverty rate among all working women would fall by 57.3 percent, from 8.2 percent to 3.5 percent.
SOURCE: (Gender Pay Gap by State interactive infographic) http://www.payscale.com/data-packages/gender-pay-gap
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE: Florida’s working single mothers would see an even more dramatic reduction in poverty if they earned the same as comparable men; the poverty rate among working single mothers in Florida would drop from more than one in five single mothers in poverty (23.1 percent) to fewer than one in 10 (9.5 percent).
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE: Since the 2004 publication of The Status of Women in the States, Florida’s grade of D+ on the Poverty & Opportunity Composite Index has remained unchanged.
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE: Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. In 2015, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE: In 2015—the year for which the most recent data are available—42 percent of mothers were sole or primary breadwinners, bringing in at least half of family earnings. Nearly another one-quarter of mothers—22.4 percent—were co-breadwinners, bringing home from 25 percent to 49 percent of earnings for their families.