Social media and things shown on tv which show women with power are giving people false thoughts that society has achieved equality but it has not especially not wage equality. Equal pay is a family issue. Women are a huge part of the United States labor force and they are working in positions in fields that are largely dominated by men. When a woman is not paid fairly they do not suffer alone their entire family suffers. To make sure there is a change people most start voting for more wage equality legislation and for the younger population that cannot vote yet they can help the change by speaking out against the wage gap since they are the generation of technology.
Equal Work Equal Pay Recently my good friend complained to me that although she and her husband have the same position and job, she receives a lower wage than her husband. She believes that if she and her husband did not happen to work for the same company, she would have never noticed that women make less than men because of gender. I was a little shocked to hear my friend’s “true story”; I have unconsciously accepted that women have more care-giving responsibilities, which leads them to choose less demanding jobs with lower pay. More often than not, they work part time instead of full time, some of them choosing to quit their jobs or stop pursuing their education to stay home and take care their families. There is a stigma in our society
Many women decide not to study to become engineers as result women are not as prominent in the technology workplace. Technology companies have problems with gender. In addition, women are paid less than men for the same type of work. According to Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg mentions that women were paid fifty-nine cents for every dollar men were paid in 1996, but women protested to raise the compensation to seventy-seven cents (6). 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.
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.
This is considered a problem because the growing presence of women in higher educational jobs. Women should be paid the same as men when working in the same field. Although many Americans believe this, in many work places this is not the case. Not only is this cause for a huge concern, women’s lower pay may mean that they have trouble taking care of not only themselves, but their families as well. There are a lot more single income houses in America today than in the past.
The gap could potentially be due to discrimination against women. Employers are reluctant to hire women at childbearing age. They wrongly think that women with children become less productive. The factors that determine a person wage are human capital, occupation etc. Since we are looking at only a specific field of physicians, we can look at the effects of these factors on men and women physicians earning gap.
The workplace will never be as safe and great for women as long as there is so much stigma against women in higher paying jobs. This occupational sex segregation causes many over qualified women to have to settle for jobs that they do not want. Until employers have the ability to take away latent bias whether that be from blind interviews or some other method, the workplace will not be improved to the level of equity with
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.
This tax is even greater on women who leave the work force to raise their children for several years (Crittenden 338). Many companies want “unencumbered” workers, and so those individuals that do not fall into that category, namely mothers, receive less money than their male or childless counterparts (Crittenden 440). Hopefully by enacting this new law the companies that participate in this wage disparity will be seen and soon change their policies and women, mothers or not, can receive the pay they are due. The glass ceiling on the other hand is “an unseen barrier to women’s
It is not easy in the male dominated society. Nowadays, more and more women get same professional degree as men, however, women still earn less than men and the wage gap is larger and larger as year grows. I cannot accept the fact that if I got same professional degree as a man, but arranged to positions that are considered lower level than him, such as clerical level. It is not fair, or saying in other way, it is discrimination that repressed women in their development as human being through occupational development, promotion and