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Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Distribution of income

Equal pay for equal work

Income distribution

Income inequality

Inequality of income

Pay equity

Wage differentials

Wage gap

Wage inequality

Wage payment systems

Related Research Guides


World Development Report (The World Bank)

World Economic Forum:

United States

2011 report from the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office

Annual fact sheet from the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

September 2015 McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report focusing on "the economic implications of lack of parity between men and women." Visualize and download McKinsey Global Institute Power of Parity data on gender equality and economic growth in various regions and countries.

Statistics: International

"The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency."

  • ILOSTAT - Browse by subject to find gender-based employment and earnings data in yearly indicators, short-term indicators, and special collections

Statistics: U.S.

  • Earnings Ratio (1960-2017), U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau

Women's earnings as a percent of men's/white men's, by race, full-time wage and salary workers, 1980-2012 annual averages

Chart depicting the total number of charges filed and resolved under the Equal Pay Act (EPA). "The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information, and Planning from data reported via the quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports and compiled from EEOC's Charge Data System and, from FY 2004 forward, EEOC's Integrated Mission System."

Current Population Survey earnings data by demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Includes links to annual "Highlights of Women's Earnings" report.


  • National Partnership for Women and Families: Fair Pay
    • fact sheets, wage gap map