The economy's recovery from the recession has been slow, and that has been reflected in the gender pay gap. According to recent data from the Census Bureau, last year the gap contracted by more than a penny - the first time it has done that since the recession began in 2007.
On Tuesday, the Census Bureau released a report that shows women earned 78.3 cents for every dollar men earned in 2013. The year before that, women earned 76.5 cents to every man's dollar. This recent data shows the smallest gender pay gap on record since 1960.
To read more about the report, including which types of families live in poverty, check out this article from the Wall Street Journal.