That’s almost five million homes and families who are considered poor all because of the unfair gender pay gap we have today (National Partnerships). The reduced earnings of women have an impact on 7.4 million households run by single working women. Over two point one million families consisting of working single mothers were considered poor. An added two point four million working single mothers were severely struggling to barely make ends meet. They were falling between 100 and 200 pe... ... middle of paper ... ...and go through the same schooling; they deserve to be paid equally for what they worked for, just like men do (Wage Project).
In fact, personal financial advisor hold the title for profession with the largest gender wage gap ("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). In this job women only earn 55.6 percent of the male salary ("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). There are still some jobs that are considered "nontraditional" for women; this makes it hard to collect data on women's pay because so few women work in these fields("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). Similarly, the occupations that the majority of the female population work in jobs that earn them a pay near poverty level (The Gender Wage Gap By Occupation 2016; Race and
Gender inequality all began because of the patriarchal society back in past centuries. Some people, mostly males, are still having issues and concerns that our society is not so much male dominated anymore. Today females have a lot more freedom and opportunities in the employment fields especially in occupations that people have always stereotyped men to have. Altman and Pannell (2012) state that, “Domestic work, weather paid or unpaid, has long been socially defined as women’s work.” (p. 293). Ever since the 19th and 20th century, women have been stereotyped as household employers and men have always been the financial providers in society.
The wage gap not only represents gender discrimination in the workplace, it also reflects the ongoing issue of racial discrimination. While white women do typically earn less than white men, they out earn the majority of female colored workers in America. The average African American female makes only 64 cents for the white man’s dollar. Additionally, Hispanic women receive only 54 cents to their white male coworker’s dollar (Hegewisch para. 9).
Background Information Our social justice issue is focused on the gender pay gap in large corporations. This social justice issue is important in the community because it impacts women by disrespecting them, it makes women feel like they are not valued. Our central question is does pay equal respect? If pay equals respect then women are definitely not being respected. Society believes that men have that higher power so they should get paid more, this is a .
make about 80 percent of male lawyers ' salaries" (Shaw 410). This difference in men and women 's income is referred to as the gender wage gap. The gender pay gap affects all women of all ages, educations, and backgrounds. It was reported "in 2013 among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 78 percent of what men were paid"(Aauw). The gender pay gap is significantly different when it comes to women minorities compared to the average white male worker.
There is gender inequality in the workplace, but the workplace can be gender biased based on different factors. Women earn 78 cents of a dollar compared to what men earn and the pay gap hasn 't changed. Women are than men to be denied a pay raised based on gender. 44 percent of men are happy with their current pay, while only
Statement of the Problem Recently, the controversial issue of gender discrimination in the workplace has been a major topic of discussion. The claim is that gender discrimination is not a thing of the past, but is still prevalent today. While some businesses are highly diverse and have great reputations as far as equality toward both genders, others have a notorious reputation of exhibiting inequality toward men or women. Of the 88,778 overall claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in FY 2014, 29.3% were gender related (EEOC, 2014), which mirrors the percentage of gender discrimination claims filed in 2006 (Rader Sipe, McKay, Moss, 2016, p.232-233). Since the 1980s, women have received more bachelors, masters, and doctorate
AMP NATSEM's ‘She Works Hard for the Money: Australian Women and the Gender Divide’ reported that “the gender pay gap over a lifetime would result in an average earnings deficit of nearly $1 million and an even higher $1.5 million for those with university degrees.”(NATSEM University of Canberra 2009, p. 1) Lower incomes also impact on a Women’s ability to save for retirement. The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (2012) shows that women's average super balances are 43 per cent less than men's. Thus leaving women with virtually no ability to finance their retirement. The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Equal Pay Handbook (1998) states that the requirement to pay men and women equally for doing the same work has been set in Australian industrial law since 1969. But real pay equity also means we have to address how we value work.
According to an article, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns (White House Government). That wage gap is simply saying that men are entitled to more than the women received. Some do not realize the problems that are caused by the wage gap between women and men. Women are making up nearly half the workforce but they are still bringing home less money. By them bringing home less money and with the increase in prices for goods, they barely have enough to cover their needs.