When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 into law, he hoped that it would allow working women to finally earn the same amount of money as men; however, more than half a century later, men continue to out earn women in almost every field of work (Lipman para. 4). Male dominated fields tend to pay more than female dominated fields at similar skill levels. In 2012, women earned an average of $691 per week while men earned an average of $854 per week. Furthermore, the majority of women remain unaware that they are earning less than their male colleagues (Hegewisch para.
Has anybody really thought about how people in this world are treated based on certain stereotypes? Since the beginning of time women have been struggling for their own personal equality. After reading “The gap between male and female pay”, by Caitlyn Peterkin, I was surprised to see that even with equal educations, Women earn substantially less than men annually. I think the main intention is to inform people on just the statistics and does not effectively persuade the reader to believe in what she is saying. I do not think that is fair because women are just as intelligent and have an equal amount of work ethic.
Obviously the male popu... ... middle of paper ... ...; The wage gap between men and women will not be solved overnight. Many solutions have been offered by various groups, but women continue to face discrimination which lowers their pay. However, progress is being made. In a growing number of professions such as engineering, university administration, and economics, the wage gap is almost non-existent. Additionally, many companies and other organizations have created innovative programs to open up new opportunities to women and minorities.
Unfortunately, women today still struggle for equal pay for equal work and unequal pay triggers unequal opportunities for their careers. We all know that a lot of higher management jobs are held by men, not women. The article from thinkprogress.org states that “[t]he wages gap starts early in women’s careers and grows over time, women who get business degrees and have the same experience as men end up with lower level jobs right out of school and are paid thousands less. Those same men are then twice more likely to end up being named CEO than the women, and women in corporate America report that still face gender-specific discrimination.” (Glynn, thinkprogress.org). It seems that women are encouraged to pursue marriage and having a family rather than excel in their education and career.
I don't know if this is a function of men getting more opportunities than women, or that men still dominate the relationship, but I do see this phenomenon in the workplace. In my own company, we have a 50/50 male/female employee ratio. Salaries of men and women are truly equitable. At the more senior levels of the organization, however, we still have a more male-dominated management team. It is changing over time, but still needs work to improve the male-to-female ratio.
In the state of Illinois, women make seventy-nine cents for every dollar that men make. This means that women get paid 79% of what men get paid for the same job, with the same education, and the same set of skills. This is called the wage gap, which emphasizes why women are more likely to be poor. In fact this is not the only reason why women are driven into poverty. Women are more likely to be impoverished because of the wage gap, the jobs that women have, and their children.
In Astrid Kunze and Amalia R. Miller’s data, they saw that women are 2.9 percent less likely to get a promotion than men. Women tend to have a negative effect if they have children, especially if they are a young mother. On the other hand, men with children are looked at in a more positive way, and often receive more promotions because of it. Many would think that a woman who has worked for the same company for a long period of time would have a better chance of being promoted than a
If women are earning a higher education than men, then that certainly means that women have a greater advantage of having a leadership position in the company. However, research shows that women are lacking of having the role of leadership in the companies then that means that there is still gender inequality occurs. Where people are having professional skepticism speaking of
The percentage of women graduates nationally from American two and four colleges and universities is increasing significantly each year and will eventually exceed or be on a par with men graduates from higher education nationally in “most” academic and professional majors, if they do not already exceed men in 2004. Unbelievably, women and the media have reiterated the phony claim that discrimination is “the” reason that women on average make less money than men in “selected” occupations forever. But the most flagrant misinformation about gender and jobs is (1) That in order to achieve wage equity with men it is claimed that affirmative action is necessary to employ more women in higher paying occupations i... ... middle of paper ... ... the median and well below the high salaries for women in Health Occupations, Business and Marketing. Dental Hygiene ($45,756 in 2003) has had the highest entry-level salary for years. The following misleading statement is often made, “Women must be recruited into the many higher paying technical jobs in order to earn a living wage”.
We are taught to believe men make better bosses. Even 25% of women say they would rather have a male in charge at work than a female (Nicolson 93). Even when starting out at the same entry level position and pay advantages add up for men (Valian 210). To make things simple and short I have learned that women are disadvantaged from many angles. I have personally witnessed some of these disadvantages and even discrimination.