Women 's Wage Theft : Equality Of Wage And Hour Laws By Miruna Petrescu Prahova And Michael W.
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In today’s society we are facing a serious problem, which is the discrimination between men and women. Too many people this isn’t really an issue at all or they’re just used to the gender ladder with men always being at the top. It has been going on for so long that people are used to this idea and few actually stand up to gender discrimination because it’s believe to be the social norm. When it comes to gender discrimination between men and women it can come in many forms. In both of my articles I will be talking about the different forms of gender discrimination such gender wage and the sexist language.
As society keeps moving forward women going into the workforce has been seeing a rise in the past few decades. With that it may seems like a really positive thing, but how are women really treated in the workforce? In the article Women’s Wage Theft: Explaining Gender Differences in Violations of Wage and Hour Laws by Miruna Petrescu-Prahova and Michael W. Spiller talked about studies that they found about how women have higher wage and overtime wage violations compared to men. They called this “wage theft”, but what is it exactly? Wage theft is “An overtime violation occurs when an employee works more than 40 hours in a given week but is paid less than one-and-a-half times the regular rate of pay for the overtime hours” basically any worker being denied of their wages or benefits that includes overtime, tips, and paying under minimum wage which is the wage violation. In the study Petrescu-Prahova and Spiller found out that in the previous week of work “moreover, women had a significantly higher violation rate than men, at 31.3 compared with 20.4%—or roughly 50% higher” this was the percentage for minimum wage violation while “o...
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...or Petrescu-Prahova and Spillers article I couldn’t really find a weakness, maybe it’s just me because I’m person who likes data because it really helps me really understand the article. The only thing I could think of is maybe provide past data to compare with the current one of the research.
In conclusion both of the articles gave me a much understanding about gender discrimination how it’s in many shapes in ways in society. From Petrescu-Prahova and Spiller’s article talking about the the difference of wages from men and women to Kleiman’s article talking about the sexist language society uses today. It crazy how we barely notice because these forms of gender discrimination in our daily lives it’s just so invisible and has become a social norm for everyone. After reading these article and analyzing it, it gave me much better understanding and it made more aware.