Today March 15th is Equal Pay Day. This day is recognized to highlight the inequities in pay between men and women. According to data from the AAUW, while white women currently make 80% of a white man’s average pay, Black women make 63%, and Hispanic women make 54%. This inequity of earning adds up over a lifetime, meaning the average woman ends up with only 70% of what the average man has for retirement income (AAUW).
With the pay gap in mind, a new survey as featured on Minnesota CBS reveals that women are still working to the point of absolute exhaustion – otherwise known as burnout. A survey done of 1,000 women found that women have felt less inspired, less driven, and more burnt out since the pandemic started.
68% of women in the U.S. experienced burnout over the course of seven days. While only 50% of men reported the same. Data also revealed that working moms are 28% more likely to experience burnout than working dads due to factors such as lack of childcare and home labor (Minnesota CBS).
Have you felt more burned out since the pandemic? If you have, clearly you’re not the only one. What can we do to stop getting burned out?
Source: Minnesota CBS