One fifth of the gender pay gap can be attributed to many women still working in some of the lowest paying fields, a report finds.
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, the White House's National Equal Pay Task Force has taken a look at why women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.
The conclusion? The top professions among women haven't changed all that much over the last half century. Women are still more likely than men to work minimum-wage or low-pay service jobs.
In 1960, the top five leading occupations for women were private household workers, secretaries, sales clerks, elementary school teachers and bookkeepers.