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The wage gap means Latinas could work full-time year-round and never catch-up

U.S. currency. (Ted Shaffrey/AP)
U.S. currency. (Ted Shaffrey/AP)

Right now, Latinas earn $.57 for every dollar a non-Hispanic man makes, which adds up to thousands of dollars lost in wages a year — and more than a million over a lifetime.

That means even Latinas who work full-time and year-round may never catch up to their male counterparts. The analysis is out in a new report from the National Women’s Law Center this month and we hear from the author Jasmine Tucker, director of research at the center.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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