Gender Wage Gap:
o The average Texas woman is 1.2% more likely to live in poverty than a man, and generally makes $9,158 less per year than her male counterpart (.79 to a $1)
o A woman who has some college education or an associate degree makes less money than a man with just a high school diploma
o This earning power also affects how women are able to pay for child care, health care and housing. With the median income for single mothers at $23,870 throughout the state, many mothers are paying 21%of their income toward health care, more than 30% toward housing and with little money left, more than 1/3 of Texas women and girls don’t have health care coverage.