The most shocking fact about this pay gap is that there are so many single mothers out there who need to feed, care for, and comfort their children. By only allowing women 77-80 cents on the dollar compared to men, it makes it much harder for these single
So if the government knows about these wage gaps why aren’t they doing something? So many people have had issues with this wage gap, people with different colored skin to what gender they are. There are women who will get paid 75% of what men get paid just because of their jobs or because people think that they should get paid less because they get stuck with the housework or they are taking care of the elders. To me that is ridiculous, women and men shouldn’t be getting paid the way people see them. Most people think that men have harder jobs and women get the easier jobs but, that isn’t always true.
African Americans have always struggled with fitting into the nation but that doesn’t mean we should categorize them as second class citizens. We have many African Americans today that have well structured lives and have good income, but the percentage rates weigh down the success we see in them today. Poverty rates for African Americans (26%) in 2014 were more than two and a half times that of non-Hispanic whites (10%)(Feeding America, 4). African Americans were and are still treated as second class citizens socially, economically, and politically. In the social factor, African Americans were dealing with increases in segregation and discrimination.
Henrietta lived in Baltimore County, Maryland so her husband Day could work at the Sparrows Point the largest steel plant in the world. The Lack’s family lived a tough life with five children and making usually less than eighty cents a day which is small compared to the white workers. According to David Williams and Michelle Sternthal, discrimination against African Americans increases the amount of stress of these individuals therefore negatively affects their health. To cope with an increase in stress individuals will seek relaxation through tobacco use, alcohol consumption and illegal drugs. Segregation impacts the health of African Americans more than any other racial group in the United States.
This has been a trend though, during the late 1600s Maria Sisa and a few other women sued their employer for two years of back wages. Ultimately Sisa and others would not win as the judge believed housing was enough in return for hard work (Sloan 2011). In the 1980s, as a result of a neoliberal influence in Latin America women were forced to pick up jobs that were not deemed suitable for them and work for wages less than men because men were losing wages and jobs. Female labor is undervalued and women are considered a burden in the workforce. If they are unskilled they are thrown out and replaced (Wilson 2014).
For many women in Canada, retirement only means financial struggle. Senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty than men. Men and Women work about the same hours in a day but women do more unpaid work like childcare, cooking and housework. In order to manage their household responsibilities, many women choose part-time or temporary jobs which is bad because most of these jobs are low paid and have no long term security. Compared to other developed countries, Canada’s poverty rate is very high as we rank 20th out of the 31 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries.
African Americans are no longer held in shackles, but are undermined because of their living conditions and race. There are a lot of things that influence African Americans lives, but poverty and jail incarceration seems to be at the root. According to the State of Working America in a 2013 study, African Americans poverty rates is the highest at 27%, compared to White people and Hispanic people. The study also shows that families with only mothers are the highest in poverty at 39.6%; families with both parents ' poverty rate are 16.9%. The absence of a male figure is critical in poverty; it is a 22.7% difference.
The gender wage gap is outrageous. That gap is still significantly large in America, despite efforts that have been going on for decades to eliminate it. Women simply receive substantially less than men in this country. They are being discriminated against, and there is so much evidence to prove this. We cannot let them dismiss the evidence any longer.
Like the fact that women make up the majority of the lowest paying jobs. Raising the minimum wage would make a significant differences, said Graves. Others have said the increase is a result in the decline of men in the labor force -- not improved conditions for women. For some women, it 's even bleaker. Black women make 64 cents and Latinas make 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.” (cnnmoney) Now this really gets me upset because we know the gender pay gap is there but nothing is helping or getting fixed.
The gender wage gap persists. Women make up half of the U.S labor force and are a growing number of breadwinners in their families. More women are also working in positions and fields that have been traditionally occupied by men. Women not being paid fairly not only affect them, but also their families. “Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for equal work, the gender gap in pay still remains.” (whitehouse.gov).
Nowadays, however, racism has gone down and people have started to recognize other races as equal, but in some areas racism is still a hidden issue that is affecting a vast majority of people in the world. Another form of discrimination is where people are treated or teased about because of their economic social status. In the book Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester 's guests make fun of Jane because she is an orphan girl who is working for her salary while the others are arrogant about the fact that they have lots of money (Jane Eyre Chapter 17). This form of discrimination is not acceptable, but still continues because there is a constant growing gap between the rich and the poor. The
If they already get paid low wages by working full time, cutting off working hours affects them even more. These particular situations affect these women in a long term as well. According to the National Women’s Law Center, based on the wage gap today, a women who worked full time, all year round would lose around $434,049 in a 40-year period due to this gap. This woman would
As Mitra identified the different problems these women face, the study concludes with the claim that these women are subjected to both racial and gender discrimination in the workplace. Women are one of the largest minority groups in society. Although this particular group is quite large, women are significantly under-represented. According to Ackers
Women in Australia are also faced with inequality in the workplace, particularly regarding unequal pay. Although the principle of equal pay was granted to women in 1969, full-time working women continue to suffer an apparent decreased wage in comparison to men, with the average gender pay gap at 2015 being 24% or $27 254 per year . As instigated by Fair Work Australia, gender pay equity is when ‘men and women receive equal pay for work of equal or comparable value,’ ideally meaning that employers should ensure uniform pay for equal work. However, this inequality continues to impact women. The discrimination inflicted upon women can be attributed to a number of factors, however primarily to the continued societal stereotypes governing the role of women and how they are expected to engage in the workplace.