(FOX NEWS) – A new study shows economic disparity and a major pay gap for black women.
Estimates from the National Women’s Law Center say a black woman will miss out on over $946,000 in a 40-year career if they make their same current rate of 61 cents on the dollar, as compared to a white man.
The study says a black woman would have to work almost until 86-years-old to earn what a white man earns at 60.
Black women in higher-paying careers such as lawyers, engineers, physicians are also paid less than their white, non-hispanic male counterpart.
The study doesn’t capture lifetime losses for latina women compared to white men, but estimates an even greater loss than that of black women.