With International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike upon us, thousands of women across the country are uniting to shine a spotlight on women’s achievements — and issues.
Women continue to fight many of the same battles they’ve been fighting since the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, including gender equality, discrimination and reproductive rights to name a few.
But believe it or not, there are places where women are making strides in closing the gap in areas like education, homeownership and, yes, even pay, according to a new study from Trulia.
The real estate site based the report on homeownership rates, education levels and pay gap changes between single, never-married women over 24 and men in 100 metro regions from 2008 to 2015.
The top areas women are gaining on men are Albuquerque, New Mexico; Honolulu, Tacoma, Washington; Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Columbia, South Carolina; and Raleigh, North Carolina.
In Albuquerque, the median pay gap dropped 25 percent, and there is a 1.15 percent difference in education and a 1.18 percent difference in homeownership between women and men.
MAKING STRIDES …
7.1 — the percentage that the pay gap decreased nationally since 2008
55 — of 100 metro regions saw a drop in the gap
30 — the percentage of women who have four or more years of college, which is nearly equal to 30.14 percent among men
… BUT MILES TO GO
72 — cents on the dollar women make compared to men as of 2015
41 — metro regions of 100 where the pay gap rose between 2008 and 2015
See Trulia’s complete study here.