Persuasive Essay: Being The Gender Wage Gap

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Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I write to you to express my concern about a very well known topic, that being the gender wage gap. In the website’s “About the NOW Foundation”, it states that the foundation is “devoted to achieving full equality for women… on a broad range of women’s rights issues, including economic justice, pay equity…”. The website states that “For full-time, year-round workers, women are paid on average only 77 percent of what men are paid… Women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value.”. I believe that anyone who still promotes this claim, despite it being refuted by many economists multiple times, is manipulating statistics to convince women that they…show more content…
When such relevant factors are considered, the wage gap narrows to the point of vanishing. Wage gap activists say women with identical backgrounds and jobs as men still earn less. But they always fail to take into account critical variables. It’s more accurate to say that men and women mostly do much different jobs, and there is data to show huge gender differences by occupation. To close the wage gap is to close a lot of other gender gaps that do exist and lead to gender differences in earnings. Such gender gaps include men working longer hours compared to women, men disproportionately choose higher-risk, higher paying occupations with greater safety risks for occupational injuries and fatalities, and men are less likely to be absent from work as compared to women for things such as doctor’s visits or to take care of the children.If women were truly paid less than men then why don't they make up most of the workforce since they are cheaper than men to employ. If they were paid less, that would create an “investment” opportunity that smart people would exploit. They would form firms comprised of underpaid women and shut down other firms with over-paid

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