Causes Of The Gender Pay Gap

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The Gender Pay Gap in the United States For centuries, women have been subject to many different types of inequalities. Consequently, they are subjects of disadvantages every day. From politics, economics, education, and even health care, gender inequality exists everywhere. One of the biggest problems this causes is a distribution of wealth between men and women. Even though this has been a persistent issue to date, there has been little talk of change. Critics of gender inequality are quick to place blame on the government or businesses for not hiring women, but do not suggest a way of destroying the inequality altogether. The first step of this process is to give women the equal chance of economic success as men have. This means addressing…show more content…
Throughout history the gender pay inequality has been a prevailing problem unlikely to change fast. In fact, there have been increasing tensions in our economy due to having an unequal distribution of wealth for working females and males. The current status of the gender pay gap in the United States is a poor representation of our belief in equality. The different causes of the pay gap will offer us insight in reversing this monumental problem. Finally, the only way to get closer to gender equality is to implement remedies that will be successful in getting rid of the gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is not a new concept in our economy. Throughout history it has fluctuated but has never been completely wiped out of the system. In a study on…show more content…
It is disappointing that still after fifty plus years of women being in the workforce they are still treated lesser than men are. A statistic concerning women workers according to the United States department of labor states that, “Of the 123 million women age 16 years and over in the U.S., 72 million, or 58.6 percent, were labor force participants—working or looking for work. Women comprised 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force” (“Women in the labor force” 1). Women take up almost 50% of jobs in America. This is an astonishing statistic that shows that women are almost equal to men in the amount that participate workforce. It also demonstrates that since women make up a large part of the economy, they should be treated the same as men regarding wages. Although this is true, women today make less than men even if they work the same hours or positions. Today for every dollar that a man makes in society a woman makes only 77 cents. This is only a decrease in the gap of 22 cents from 1973. Also, the average amount that a women earned each week working full-time was only $669 compared to what men make which is $824. Here I am planning on adding an analysis of the information that I stated above. As a society we are making enormous advancements in technology and healthcare, but apparently still have a problem of paying women the same amount as men. How the

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