Achieving Pay Equity for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Asian American women make up six percent of the workforce and Asian American immigrant women participate in the labor force at a rate of 46 percent—higher than the rate of immigrant women overall. The wage gap is detrimental to the autonomy and advancement of all women, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities. Additionally, there is widespread support for addressing pay inequity— following the 2016 election, 87 percent of AAPI people polled agreed that employers should pay women and men the equal wages for equal work.

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