So, you may have heard that women earn 79 cents for every dollar that a male makes. But, what exactly does that mean? Well, gender pay gap is defined as the variation in pay between men and women. Women usually are paid less to do the same work. Gender pay gap is a hardship that women of all ethnicities encounter in the workplace.
This can create a gap in experience, leading to lower wages when women return to work. 4. Men also tend to take up the majority of the most senior roles at a company, which are the highest paid. Men dominate the higher-paying occupations, accounting for 72.8 percent of chief executive officers and senior officials and 70.2 percent of managers and directors. They also hold a high proportion of the lowest-paying elementary occupations, and process plant and machine operatives roles, the preliminary data for 2017 shows.The the top occupations in which women are the majority of employees being, general administrative occupations (79.4%), personal assistants (97.7%) and receptionists (89.2%) according to the living wage
Evidence from 2013 and 2014 minimum wage increase shows that an average minimum wage worker brings home more than a moiety of his or her family 's weekly earnings. In 2013 one million single mothers with children under 18 would have benefited from a minimum wage increase to $10.15. Single mothers are 10% of workers affected by an incrementation but they make up only 5.7 of the overall work force. More than two million espoused men and women with children under age 18 would additionally benefit from an
Specifically towards women, the unfair treatment of a group of people, just because they are belong to this group. When women stand up to against inequality, they will fall into the other inequality treatment. Also, some people were regard women as objects that treated less important in the society. Feminist theory thinks that women are under the oppression and treated unjustly.
There is an income inequality that exists in the Unites States, women earn on average 80% what the average male makes. In 2016, the median earning of males was $51, 640 while women made $41, 554 (Semega, 2017). Education also plays a role in the gender pay gap and even though women may be receiving the same degree as a man they continue to be paid less. The pay gap associated with education is illustrated by Larkin, "On average, a male with a bachelor's degree will earn $25,000 more than a female with a similar degree. Women with a master's degree earn $32,500 less than men possessing a similar degree" (2015, para.
Research shows that average pay in such jobs is higher to compensate for the risk. Therefore, due to the fact that women and men do different type of jobs and work different hours, the gap in wage is not related to gender discrimination and feminism is again proven to be irrelevant
There is a serious issue in the genders wage gaps. An article I read stated “Wage gaps may be most extreme for professionals engaged in work activities in which their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or other identity traits are seen as inconsistent with skill in those activities” (Cech). This shows that even professional high jobs have wage gas and not even just based on gender also on ethnicity and sexuality. There should not be diffrent pays based on this that most people cannot control. In another article it states “Men provided the wage work and women the unpaid domestic work” (Women at work).
In poor countries men own 90 percent of the land, which is a far greater gender disparity in wealth than found in high-income nations. Therefore, 70 percent of the 1.4 billion people living near absolute poverty are women. This confirms even in a working society that women are not getting treated and are rewarded less for their effort. In high- income countries such as Canada and Sweden, women don’t get equal recognition for the things they do. In low-income nations
Although women and men still work in different careers they still predominate in different fields. Notably, within the same company women predominate in lower value and lower paid jobs. Women often work in health education or customer service where the work is lower valued and lower paid than those fields that are dominated by men. According to a census conducted in the United States of America in 2004 “ This gap has been static, as women have consistently earned only 77 percent of what their male counterparts earn..”(U.S Census 2004) Additionally, segregation is frequently tied to traditions and stereotypes. Even though in some cases this may reflect personal choices, traditions, and stereotypes still carry much weight for example, this is evident in the choice of educational path and professional careers young women choose.