Gender inequality in the workforce has been a prevailing issue for centuries. Women have been looked down upon, and classified as unworthy and unskilled. Due to the assumption that women lack knowledge and worth, the pay gap widened and equal rights for women were scarce. However, throughout history continuous efforts have been made to diminish the gap of gender inequality. Movements such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, have created a more equal foundation for the workforce.
Both timelines depict the most profound moments of gender inequality within certain time periods. The timelines discuss moments of inequality during the Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Great Depression, The Regan Presidency, and the Great Recession. We analyzed each of these time periods not only for the United States, but for the United Kingdom as well, as they demonstrate a comparable nation.