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.
Women in America had not been working until the start of World War II. Since then, policies have been established to help to counter the discrimination against women in the workforce. Policies like Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1964 and Equal Pay act of 1963 had been implemented in order for women to be seen as equals in the labor workforce. However, many believe that women are actually paid less compared to men leading to a growing debate on whether a gender wage gap exists or not. This can attribute to a variety of contributors leading to women having lower wages than men.
In this job field the men are outnumbered by the women, and they are the minority so they may feel like they deserve something. In the last few years, there has been a rise in male nursing student. Because of this inequality they know they will get paid more than the other nu... ... middle of paper ... ...y be different is the pay gap between the two different sexes. Many people want to blame the employers for not paying fair wages, but the society we live in has let this happen. There have been many laws established to try and stop this from happening, but they find other reasons to pay men more in the job force.
Women who work and have children also often report feeling guilty for spending too much time working (Green & Cohen 312). More mothers are taking part-time jobs compaired to men and childless women (Elwer 213). However according to Virginia Valain male coworkers are promoted at a higher rate than even childless women(214). Is there a possible ... ... middle of paper ... ...ocialized to believe men are better leaders most likely to keep those male leaders in power. We are taught to believe men make better bosses.
For many years, it has been apparent that men and women are treated unequally in the work field. Men are commonly seen to be chosen over a women for promotions and job hiring; nonetheless, it has been said that women and men both bring different characteristics to the workplace that are great for business when combined. Not only women believe this inequality is unfair, but there has also been men to say this as well. Furthermore, it has been seen that women, even with the same qualifications and education as men, will still not get promoted over a man. 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.
This means that even though a woman and a man perform the same work such as an engineer does, both do the same assignments and have the same responsibilities in the technology place, men are paid twenty three cents more than women. Moreover, women suffer from “gender discount” which means women have to pay for being part of the workplace or society ... ... middle of paper ... ...al society, and the housework is a work for men and women. In conclusion, if women are brave enough to destroy their own barriers and are with people that really help them, women can attain successful in the workplace; moreover, they will see less sexism in their workplace. In the past, women fought for the right to vote, and they fought for civil rights. Now, women and other people can fight to eliminate discrimination against women in the workplace.
According to Leunig (2012), in our society women dominate the part time job market while men have the full time. The reason for that is because women tend to have more needs than men and reasons to not be in a job, for example if a woman is pregnant she won’t be able to come to work at a certain point or would have to go on break because of that. Employers have always paid men more even at the same job, according this article “Sexism at work” the only difference in productivity of a job is that man are typically stronger than woman. A research it talks about in Sweden took a survey in a cigar making company and it was a good idea because it didn’t take strength to make a cigar nor was it really important in this industry, it was more of the productivity of making cigars. How they did the study is by calculating their pays, experience, age, and so on.
The fight between men and women and equal rights and pay has been going on for many years. The wage gap is contributed by many factors like sex, race discrimination, education, but manly overall how men and women have been viewed as. Men are paid more because they work “harder and are stronger” where’s woman’s jobs are “less work and not as strong” therefore, that’s why the pay and the job occupations is different. Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills (The Gender Wage Gap: Extent, Trends, and Explanations). The pay gap goes beyond wages and is even greater when we look at workers’ full compensation packages.
Due to that role that is embedded into our society pertaining to males and female gender, women are the largest minority, due to these gender inequalities in the work force. Although many believe that men are more superior to women since they are the “bread winners” and, this does not hold true to all families. Women today are becoming more empowered and are beginning to evolve. They are just as capable as performing actions that are seen as a “man’s job”. In addition, since women were not given the same opportunities that men were given, it is clear to see why women are not seen as “breadwinners”.
The majority of women are working part-time, in order to interrupt for childrearing (Browne, 2006). Some economists supported the human capital theory; and claimed that the lack of commitment for women is the main reason of the drawbacks that they suffer in the labour market (Haralambos, 2004). Since women have less incentive to take lengthy training programmes; therefore they have less value to employers compared to those highly-trained male. The lack of training, experience and qualifications make women can hardly look for better-paid and higher-status jobs (Haralambos, 2004). However, the theory was being criticized that ignored the causes of gender inequality.