Increasing the minimum wage standards would affect women drastically. Women would lose government benefits that they need to support their families. There are more women than men that depend on food stamps, TANF, and WIC from local state and government. The cost of losing benefits would also increase tax liability for people that can mostly afford the
Many have claimed it is a myth and is impractical in today 's world, however, reports as recent as April of 2015 still show a gender wage gap. This can be attributed to a verity of things such as stereotypes or choice of education and in some cases discrimination. What was really astonishing was the fact women were paid less in female-dominated jobs. For this paper, I plan to explore the reasons of why women get paid less. This can relate to policies that have passed in the United States but also expectations of women workers.
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.
The war in pay inequity in the United States has been raging since the 1940s. This paper is focused on the pay differences among men, women, and mothers and why it exists. The government has made strives to close the income wage gap between men and women, however it still exists and must be dealt with. Among women, deciding to bear children has greatly impacted earnings potential, retirement, and career choices. As more women decide to go to college and earn degrees, there is still a disparity in income in the labor market.
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.
Gender inequality is defined as “the disparity in status, power, and prestige between people who identify as women and men” (Trust Women PAC). The argument presented by people who believe that there is gender inequality in the workplace is that when young women enter the workforce, it is hard to find balance between family and their work. Even though women have surpassed men in terms of educational achievement, the gender wage gap has barely been reduced. Gender inequality is deeply rooted in gender stereotypes and stereotypes are already extremely hard to break, especially because everybody will engage in some type of stereotyping. 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.
There are a lot more single income houses in America today than in the past. Also many women have had to become the main source of income in a family because of economic problems. Women may be discouraged by the discrimination and pay gap making them less effective at their jobs. In this essay I plan to discuss gender discrimination in the work place, the gender pay gap, and the social stereotypes that cause these problems. Gender discrimination can mean treating a person differently simply because of the sex based on social stereotypes or because ... ... middle of paper ... ...ifferently.
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 .
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force In the past decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women participating in the labor force. This expansion has unfortunately shown how women are still being treated as inferior citizens when comparing their wages and the jobs they are hired for to that of men. Many women in similar occupations as men, and having the same qualifications are only paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The only reasonable explanation that can be found for this income gap is discrimination. This unfair treatment shown throughout the handouts illustrate how far people still have to go before equal treatment becomes standard.
Also because the women look a certain way, the employers of the big companies use that to calculate how much they get paid, whether they are a full-time worker, part-time worker, or temporary worker, no matter what they are still being paid less than the men. Gender discrimination in the workplace continues to be a major problem in the workplace despite new laws being passed in recent years, such as the Title VII or the Equal Pay Act, which were passed to protect the women from being sexually harassed or being mistreated because they were women or were from a certain family/cultural