The pay for women who do the same amount of work annually as men is thousands of dollars less. This is an issue that I feel strongly about because I have a lot of women in my family that I believe should be given the same respect and appreciation for their hard work. I think it is because men see that women have changed over the years. They see that women do just as much work as they do. But they do not believe that they should get equal pay.
However, there are other areas in which women are still a long way behind men, and in many of the high class jobs this is the situation. I believe this is showing how although women have made advances in getting more employment, in high class jobs and therefor in monetary terms they are still a long way behind. For example, accountancy and banking, where there are only about 25% off women taking the jobs in these areas. Many of the jobs which would have been previously unobtainable to women are now within their grasp. Jobs such as engineering and building are now open to women This is primarily due to the advance in technology.
What if you knew that this unequal pay was fairly normal for most women in the workforce? This gap in the paycheck between men and women is commonly called the gender pay gap or the gender gap. We, as a society, need to find what’s causing this gap and learn how to get rid of it. The gender gap may have changed a lot over the years, but is still very present in the workforce today. The gap between a woman 's and a man’s paycheck does exist even if others deny it.
Which objects are the argument that was put forward by USA TODAY, stating the disappearances of the salary gap. As of speaking of women having a huge edge over men in higher education. Even though that women are earning a higher education than men, in major companies, women are still lacking in leadership positions. In this situation, it still indicates the gender inequality exists. If women are earning a higher education than men, then that certainly means that women have a greater advantage of having a leadership position in the company.
The pattern of unequal pay among the different gender groups still continues throughout the years as major businesses still pay women unequally. The reason may have varied but are among the same lines as the initial reason of income inequality. This income inequality is known as the “gender gap”; men receive more pay than women for the same jobs. If equality is a key principle that is specified withi... ... middle of paper ... ...f the Union Address. Income equality is the best solution to increase gender diversity in the workplace.
Within the United States, women are now just as likely as men to succeed in higher education and the gender gap has decreased very much if not been eliminated completely. Today we have so many gender norms it is almost weird when people do not stick to them. Since growing up whenever watching a movie that involved a hero the role would always be taken by a man. However times have changed and you now see women taking the lead hero role which is phenomenal. As well as being transgender has become a lot more accepting now than it was in the past.
Women have made considerable progress in entering the managerial ranks also but not at the highest levels. However, the promotion of women who hold top management positions increased only slightly during the last decade (U.S. Department of Labor, 1992). Shrinking gender differences between men and women in job related skills and aspirations may not reduce employer discrimination that is rooted in the belief that women’s emotions prevent them from managing effectively (Kanter, 1977). Stumpf and London (1981) identified criteria that are commonly used when decisions are made about management promotions. The specified job-irrelevant criteria, such as gender, race and appearance, and job-relevant criteria, such as related work experience, being a current member of the organization offering the position, past performance, education and seniority..
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.
Gender Pay Gap In today’s society, Women perform similar jobs to men. Whether it’s blue or white collar jobs, women are always present and thriving for success balancing a life of business and family. In the job market, some are graduates of the best schools and have interned at the best firms, but are still not compensated as equally as men. Following the recent comments by the CEO of Microsoft concerning women asking for raises and how they should trust the system to install equality, the issue seems to be still present, and women’s work is not rewarded similarly to men’s. Women’s right to equal pay or gender pay gap has been a subject of discussion over the years in the united states, women perform similar jobs to men, but are paid
Which is why the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was written. Nowadays if you paid women less than men it would seem unfair. But back then you rarely saw women in the workforce which is one of the many reasons they did that. In today’s society all of women and outperform a man’s task and can sometimes do it even better. Women and evolving for the better and I think that it was a good idea that the Equal Pay act of 1963 was introduce to the world even though today some employers still tend to pay women less than men.