New Orleans women who work full time earn only 79 percent of what men who work similar hours earn, a striking wage gap that has not changed since Hurricane Katrina, according to a report released Friday.

Income gaps are just one of the areas the Tulane University Newcomb College Institute explored in a 74-page study of women’s experiences in the city.

The institute released its findings on the 96th anniversary of when the 19th Amendment took effect, granting women across the country the right to vote.

The report examines women’s income, political experiences, homeownership rates, health, education and more. It focuses on highlighting the problems women still face in the city and the headway they have made.

“Taken together, the findings presented in this report offer opportunities to identify strengths, weaknesses and room for policy innovation and action,” wrote Mirya Holman and Chloe Schwanz, the co-authors.

Researchers largely used U.S. Census Bureau figures and other federal data, as well as some data from state and local agencies.

City women working full time, on average, earned about $36,367 in 2014, while men earned $45,934, the data show -- a 79 percent gap.

The wage gaps generally widened when the earnings of minority women and white men were compared: Hispanic women earned 63 percent of what white men earned, the report said, while black women made half of what white men did.

While the gap between women as a whole and men has not changed much over time, the gap between white women and white men has widened since the storm, with women's earnings falling from 95 percent in 2005 to 79 percent in 2014, the most recent year the authors examined. The gap between black women and white men has also gotten larger, going from 57 percent in 2005 to 50 percent in 2014.

The gap for Hispanic women has improved, as those women earned about half of what white men did in 2005.

When examining city demographics, the authors noted there are more white women in New Orleans now than before the storm. Women are also more educated and more likely to give birth than they were before Katrina. Women’s access to general health care is also improving, and the teenage birth rate has declined since before Katrina, especially among black mothers.

Nearly a century after they were granted suffrage, women make up the majority of registered voters in Orleans Parish, and they typically show up at the polls at higher rates than men for national elections, the report found.

Women also make up a larger percentage of political representatives and candidates at the local level since Katrina than they did before the storm. But the percentage of women holding state and national offices has either declined or plateaued, the authors said. 

Read the full report below:

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