The wage gap plays a large role in hindering women’s economic freedom and autonomy. On average, women working full-time in the U.S. earn about 80 cents for every dollar that a white man earns. Women of color face even larger wage gaps compared to their white counterparts.

Asian American and Pacific Islander women working full-time are typically paid, on average, 90 cents for every dollar paid to their white male counterparts. However, disaggregated data reveals that many AAPI women experience much larger wage gaps, particularly Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander women.