While some people believe that “women are already treated equally” (Women's Rights and Sexual Harassment: Are Further Steps Necessary to Ensure Gender Equality? ), many women living and working in the United States disagree with this claim. According to “Time For a New Gender-Equality Playbook”, “Entry-level women” all over the United States were surveyed and only 38 percent believe that the company they are employed by has gender diversity. This shows that some women who are employed do not feel comfortable with the fact that females are less represented in work spaces. In addition to less gender diversity, the article “Women Deserve Equal Pay” shows that women are not given the same opportunities as men by explaining that women who major in science or business have double the chances as men to acquire an office job, while men are promoted to management roles.
ID#: 01681950 MBA ACM 681 Critical reading - Why Women Are Paid Less? 3. The most important information in this articles are there is an increase of women participation in the labor, and there has also been a transformation of wages, overall, women are still paid less than men. • In 1950, only about one-third of working age women were in employment. Today there are nearly 60 percent of working age women are employed.
Gen Y sees this type of communication as effective and efficient, while the older generation sees this as lazy and potentially harmful to business. B. How do we bridge the gap between the generations in the workplace? Each generation has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses and it is the managers’ jobs to identify those points and find ways to get the most out of their employees. First of all understanding the generational differences of all employees and making a list of which employee falls under which generation.
The working status of women has fluctuated greatly in America’s history, with jobs being denied to and kept from them. At this point, women have mostly secured their place in the job market, but there are other obstacles that remain; for example, the wage gap still persists, and while women can work alongside men, they are still seen as being inferior to them. Due to these negative factors, working women are not only expected to happily work alongside men - they are expected to work harder than them to prove their place. This higher expectation has lead to negative effects in women’s history, socioeconomic relations, and their health. Historical Lens The lack of availability of jobs for women throughout American history lead to a stigma for
This is true because baby boomers will slowly drain down to 3 trillion dollars’ stock pile that social security is a master of a last few decades. By 2033 we won’t be able to pay the senor citizen the amount that they are owed but that is not a reason to blow up social security. Right now, social security system is partially funded meaning that it takes out the pay checks of workers to be able to pay for the retired, but to help benefit the system and make it better than what it is we could fully fund it meaning benefits will be payed from a trust fund instead of a worker paying into the
The idea of the wage gap has been used to strengthen the need for feminism by convincing people that there is still sexism in the work place that can be fixed with a protest or a bill, although I will admit that there is sexism is the workforce, as of now it is not something that can be easily fixed with a bill, being that the sexism that is left is all just person to person and what the employers opinion
They are portrayed to be the ones who take on tasks that use little effort. To support this in an article written by Brogan Driscoll, it states “...society’s attitude and the deeply-institutionalised assumption that women can’t” (Driscoll 1). However, even though it may seem like men take over in STEM fields and dominate the businesses, both genders have an equal amount of work. To prove this statement, an article titled “Why the STEM gender gap is overblown” it states, “When we look at the percentage of STEM bachelor’s degrees awarded to female students for the last two decades, based on NSF statistics, we find that there is no gender difference in the biosciences, the social sciences, or mathematics, and not much of a difference in the physical sciences” (Cummins 1). As can be seen from the evidence the stereotype is false because each gender has their own specific set of skills that they can build off of.
However, studies have started to be done that analyse the supply side of this relationship (ibid). The supply side focuses on how men and women may choose differently when apply for jobs (ibid). The reasons for the segregation is an extremely heavily debated topic amongst academics, with no singular factor being agreed upon as the cause. Instead, it is widely accepted that there are numerous factors involved. However, for the purposes of this paper, we will focus upon the supply side to try and determine whether individuals apply for certain jobs do so out of the want to do the job, or whether they are conforming to social
medical science, biological and life science. Among 1998 high school graduates more women enrolled in college than men, women owned 5,417,034 non- farm businesses in 1997 and own nearly 72 percent of firms operating in the retail trade business. There are many misconceptions about the wage gap. (Source 5) One would be that the gap is narrowing and closing in but in 2005 and 2008 it widened and did the same in 2011 and 2012 which didn’t take note due to the economy fluctuating. Women earn less because they tend to work at low paying jobs like education and retail and men tend to go for the high paying jobs such as an engineer because usually the woman is a mother who has to take care of her family so she tends to pick the low paying job where she can spend more time as a mother that a worker.
Benefits for Illegal Immigrants to be Citizens One of the hottest topics in United States political system is over the millions of Illegal Immigrants in the country, and what to do with them. Congress is constantly debating the issue. Democrats have suggested to make mass citizenship to the Illegal Immigrants, but the Republicans have suggested to send them back to where they came from. Illegal Immigrants should be given citizenship to America because they create more tax revenue, supply the workforce, and children would not have to be in foster care due to their parents being deported. First, creating a process for Immigrants to become citizens would help by creating more tax revenue by taxing the working Illegal Immigrants.
The gender pay gap has been a prevalent issue for several decades. The phrase “gender pay gap” simply means the difference in men’s and women’s median earnings. Although many feel this problem was eradicated years ago, it still affects many workers across the U.S. today. A study done is 2013 found that women on average were only paid 78 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 22 percent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). This issue obviously still exists, but there has been trouble diagnosing why exactly it continues to occur.
In 2015, 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants live in the U.S. This number has been gradually increasing over the past decades, but has been stable for the past few years(Pew). There has been a long debate about how these undocumented immigrants affect our economy, whether their impact is negative or positive. Some say they are a drain on the economy and others argue that they make America better. A few common arguments are that immigrants steal the jobs from Americans, they don’t pay taxes, and they are more costly to our states than they contribute.
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.
In today’s world, America has tried to compensate for past inequalities so that both genders can have equal opportunities in life. However, it is still not perfect. Meghan Casserly, a member of the Forbes Entrepreneurs team, analyzed the 2012 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to discover that, “this year a total of 16 states boast women earning 80 cents or more to every male dollar, twice the count of 2010”. This shows how women are close to earning equivalent salaries to their male counterparts, but the gap is not quite closed yet. It is excellent that people are now paying attention to gender inequality and trying to do something about it.
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.