Women’s Income Inequality and The American Dream

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Income inequality is a big ongoing problem in the United States. It has a big effect on what America was all about, the American dream. The American dream that everyone is equal and has equal opportunities. Although a big part of what goes on in the Untied States that just doesn’t fit the American dream; women are unequal in the work place. They are put under what is known as the “Glass Ceiling”. Women do not get promoted in the work place and aren’t getting equal pay as men. This also leads to wag gap between the men and women. Both create income inequality for women and affect their American Dream. There is a long history of women having to deal with the “Glass Ceiling”. Over time woman have made progress but more progress is needed to make things equal. Women suffer from income inequality because of the “Glass Ceiling” and wag gap, thus going against the American Dream. The American dream started out as everyone being equal and everyone being able to have equal opportunities. Or as Truslow Adams said “ is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement, regardless of social class or circumstances of birth”(King 572-573). This is the way America was planed to be like, no one zeroed out and everyone equal. In one way or another this has never been completely true, there has always been some sort of inequality. Right from the start we had slavery, degrading African Americans and not giving them equal rights, as a white man would have. That lasted for a long time and then the great depression was next, creating income inequality, killing the economy and ruining the job field for the average working man, and now a day... ... middle of paper ... ...I Press ; Arlington, Va. : Independent Women's Forum, 1999. Print. Summary: the book talks about the wage gap and where women sit in business and how they are becoming more equal. Comment: I will use this information to speak about women’s inequalities in the work place. 9. Casserly, Meghan. “The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women’s Earnings By State”. Forbes.com. Forbes, Sept 19, 2013. Web. Nov 22, 2013. Summary: The wage differences between men and women and how it differs between states. Comment: More information of how women’s pay stacks up against men’s. 10. Norris, Floyd. “By Gender and by Age, an Unequal Recovery”. The New York Times, Feb 8, 2013. Web. Nov 22, 2013. Summary: talks about how over job recovery jobs are being created more for men and not women. Comment: in formation I will use to show job inequality with women compared to men.
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