Women's History Month is coming to a close, a time to reflect on how far women have come in the United States, to appreciate the progress women have made, and to understand the ways in which women continue to lag behind men, even in 2014. Women make up a majority of the U.S. population and represent 59 percent of the college-educated, entry-level workforce, yet they earn lower pay and fill fewer top jobs than men, according to the Center for American Progress.
How does the United States measure up to other countries? Although the U.S. has reversed the gender gap when it comes to higher education, the country ranks 67th in the world when it comes to wage equality and 60th for women's political empowerment, according to the World Economic Forums' 2013 Gender Gap Index of 136 countries.
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First published March 26 2014, 5:16 AM
Ronnie Polidoro is a producer for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" in New York. He would like you to hold your phone horizontally when taking video.
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