Most women who expect that child bearing will have a negative impact say it is because once the child is born it is likely that their work hours will be reduced. June O’Neill, an economist at Baruch College and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, concluded that if the effects of marriage and raising a family were to be eliminated, the gender pay differences would nearly disappear (Why Women Earn Less). California has created the nation’s first paid family leave program. The program allows the mother to take double maternity leave and it creates the possibility that either the hours at work or income will increase (Porter). When becoming a mother the chance of a woman taking the exte... ... middle of paper ... ... stacked against the paychecks of white men (Casserly).
Thurow conclude that the decade between 25 and 35 is when the person succeed in his/her life is the same decade when women think of establishing a family and leave the labor force or become a part – time worker. The system of promotion and skill acquisition extaract an enormous life time price during the decade of 25 to 35. The lack of experience of women and the system of promotion in my view are the reason behind the age gap between women and men. The society cannot say that women aren’t educated since World War 11. Women cannot succeed more because they don’t have experience as men do.
This alone would help company’s compete better in the business world. MAJOR POINT 2: Women today are now more than ever trying to make it in the traditional man’s society. Women now are not what they were once known for, which is stay at home mothers. Women are competing for management positions but are limited to blue-collar jobs because of their gender. These qualified women are being discriminated against because men believe the women will have to go on maternity leave, stay home for their children, and many other things that would decrease the likelihood of them being productive workers.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report of 2010, the United States was ranked nineteenth in terms of gender equality, behind countries such as Sweden and Iceland. Although great strides have been made to close the gender gap, more needs to be done. How does gender discrimination in the work place affect women in regards to hiring/promotions, wage disparity, and occupation choice? Traditional theories about workplace inequality focus on the fact that women bear children and take maternity leave. Having and taking care of children is the root cause as to why women are being held back.
Social media and things shown on tv which show women with power are giving people false thoughts that society has achieved equality but it has not especially not wage equality. Equal pay is a family issue. Women are a huge part of the United States labor force and they are working in positions in fields that are largely dominated by men. When a woman is not paid fairly they do not suffer alone their entire family suffers. To make sure there is a change people most start voting for more wage equality legislation and for the younger population that cannot vote yet they can help the change by speaking out against the wage gap since they are the generation of technology.
Some take it and then there are some that leave it. Reason behind this is simply, some women believe that if they do receive it they run the risk of losing their job. It could also be said that women will choose to leave the work force if employers don’t apply payment to their leave. Well to this, it becomes a lose-lose situation for hiring women. Another researched showed that 63% percent of Americans don’t have enough money saved up to provide for the new baby (Malacoff).
Today, we renew our commitment to end wage discrimination and celebrate the strength and vibrancy women add to our economy. ” The proclamation emphasized, "Nearly half of all working Americans are women,... ... middle of paper ... ...asized that women "Women feel they have to be aggressive to be promoted. "Then they keep it up when they should be collegial and collaborative as leaders." The article offers some reasons as to why women may react to each other in less than a collegial way, when it points out "Some women may sabotage one another because they feel helping their female coworkers could jeopardize their own careers." The article further offers additional reasons why women are not helpful to other women at work and why women are made targets by other women.
The studies also concluded as to how the door to such technologies and techniques allowed large numbers of women to voluntarily postpone child bearing, thus increasing the danger of infertility, leading to the rise of forthcoming problems in their life. Biological clock determines a time frame of fertility between a woman’s late teens and late thirties, after which she is considerably less able to become pregnant and bear children. Being a certain time frame when the woman can become pregnant, the biological clock poses challenges to a woman’s life. According to the article, the two very important milestones that the biological clock confronts a woman’s life are: the equal opportunity in the workplace – as it interferes and competes with a woman's fertile years and the reproductive choice. The authors presented two large data sets, one was a widely publicized report from Fran... ... middle of paper ... ...olden times, women were bound ‘only’ to do the domestic work, whereas men were entitled to do the foreign work.
Employers believe that any women applying for a job is bound to go the family route. This is generally called, “mommy stamp.” It is the idea that women will plateau in their careers because they can only go so far when they have a child. After they begin to start a family, employers feel like being a mother will be the new full-time job. In the article, The All-or-Nothing Workplace: Flexibility Stigma and “Opting Out” Among Professional-Managerial Women, it states, “Women, by virtue of their caregiving responsibilities in the home, are less able than men to meet the time demands of professional jobs” (Hernandez 2). This statement is an example of how employers believe that women are less competent of doing the job because they wouldn’t be as committed compared to the male.
Some women who have younger children are forced to take time out of workforce to take care of their children, due to preexisting wage gap and extremely high cost of childcare. Absolutely it makes more economic sense for the parent with the lower salary to take time off if necessary." (thinkprogress.org). As result, taking time away from work causes some employers to discriminate against female workers, women are perceived as being unable to consistently perform their jobs well. As a result, both opportunities for promotion as well as pay are affected.