Wage Equality Matters When It Comes to Homeownership

One of the reasons behind Saturday’s historic Womxn’s March is wage equality. Equal pay for equal work has escaped the female workers in the United States since before the 19th Amendment. Not only does it translate to lower wages and less opportunity it also undermines homeownership. Today, while single women exceed the number of unmarried men when it comes to owning a home, the value and appreciation of male owned homes fares better. And there remains a lot of evidence showing how it is more difficult for women to get a mortgage even though they prove to be better borrowers. Fair wage practices may not only be good for the gentler sex it may also be good for the housing market.

Homeownership By Gender