Equality in Pay

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Female equality in the work place has come along way since the early 19th century. In the 19th century the American economy was primarily an agaculture one. In this age the duties of the farm were equally spread between the male that did the field work primarily, and the female that handled the home duties primarily. The situation began to shift at the dawn of the industrialized society. During this period women were tasked with the home duties, because women were thought in capable of handling the stress of the work place. During this period women made 59 cents to every dollar a man made (Specialist, n.d.). The trend of making substantially less would continue until women gained the right to vote in 1920’s, because of the 19th amendment. After gaining the right to vote, the gap would begin to narrow, because of legislation like The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (Specialist, n.d.). Since, The Equal Pay Act of 1963 women has fought for equality in pay with their male counter parts. There are people who say women have now gain equality in the work place, and others that say women has not gain equality. The no equality group thinks things still need to be done to help gain equality with male counterparts Equality Dose Exist in the Work Place Women have now gain equality in the work place due to an increase in the number of women that have attended and obtained higher education; this was done with honors at a higher rate than their male counter parts. The Harvard Independent 12/01/2011 issue states in 2006 55% of women at Harvard graduated with honors while men on the other had had barely half graduated with honors. In 2009 55% of women to 51% of men graduated with honors. This was also the case at Florida Atlantic University. Women made... ... middle of paper ... ...s Cited Hsu, C. (2011, December 1). Gender Inequality in the Workplace. The Harvard Independent. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://www.harvardindependent.com/2011/12/gender-inequality-in-the-workplace-education-does-not-equal-success-1201/ Lips, H. M. (2003). The gender pay gap: concrete indicator of women's progress toward equality. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 3(1), 87-109. Specialist. (n.d.). History of Women and Equality. Find Jobs. Retrieved December 6, 2013, from http://www.americasjobexchange.com/career-advice/women-and-equality President Obama on Women's Rights - 2012 Presidential Debate in Hempstead, New York. (2012, October 17). YouTube. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM0KuSrrsDk U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, (2013). Highlights of women's earnings in 2012 (1045). Retrieved from website: www.bls.gov

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