The Pros And Cons Of The Gender Wage Gap

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Are you aware that in certain professions women are payed as little as 55.6% of their male counterparts salary; this is called a gender wage gap. Women are being payed less than men for working the same jobs are the male workers. The gender wage gap isn’t something that has happened recently. On contrary, this has been a social injustice since before people knew it was unfair. Also, the gender wage gap doesn’t just happen in certain professions. In fact, women are payed less than men in many professions, not just one. In the first place, a wage gap is an unbalanced pay scale between two groups of people; in this case the two groups are men and women("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). The wage gap between…show more content…
In fact, personal financial advisor hold the title for profession with the largest gender wage gap ("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). In this job women only earn 55.6 percent of the male salary ("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). There are still some jobs that are considered "nontraditional" for women; this makes it hard to collect data on women's pay because so few women work in these fields("The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity"). Similarly, the occupations that the majority of the female population work in jobs that earn them a pay near poverty level (The Gender Wage Gap By Occupation 2016; Race and…show more content…
When there is an unfair pay scale between two groups, in this case women and men, it's called a wage gap. This isn’t just a recent injustice, but something that’s been going since women started working “men’s jobs.” Although there have been many laws and acts that have tried to stop the gender wage gap, this is still a problem today with many professions. As a woman myself, these statistics are quite frightening considering professionals predict the gap won’t close until 2059. It also makes me very angry that I could be working the same job and as man and be paid less than him. Think about the message this sends to young boys and men; that men are better than women at everything, men will always be paid more, and that men will always be superior.(or) If the predictions are correct and the wage gap closes in 2059 the girls growing up today will be in their early-mid 50’s when the wage gap finally closes. Works Cited Rachel Browne Social affairs, editor. "Women Grind Away at the Wage Gap." Sydney Morning Herald, the, 27 June 2017, p. 9. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib&db=n5h&AN=DOC6VJFRS66CQH1198JT2IS&custid=s8499241. “The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity.” Institute for Women's Policy Research, iwpr.org/publications/gender-wage-gap-occupation-2016-race-ethnicity/ “The Wage Gap: A History of Pay

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