A common topic in modern feminism is the gap between men’s earnings and women’s earnings. A study from the IWPR in 2012 revealed that women working full-time earned 80.9% of what men earned in weekly pay –a drop from 82.2% in 2011 (Khimm, Suzy). Why does this wage gap persist even 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed? It is not due to education, as some people claim. Today, women outplace men in college by a ratio of 14:1 (Grasgreen, Allie). If more women are graduating from college, then why does the wage gap persist? It could be due to their college majors, although even men and women working in the same field have different pays. Some of the largest pay gaps are in the occupations of insurance sales agents and retail sales, where a wom...
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