Gender Pay Gap: Empowering Women

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Why do we allow society to determine our level of success? Today inequality is the highest it has been since 1928(Desilver). There is a wide income gap between rich and poor(Desilver). Success is thought to be earning a high income, being married, or based on your demographics. We as individuals are treated better or worse based off of how people characterize or categorize others. People are treated differently in society because of income, social status, and gender. The differences in income affect how society and the economy views people. People with higher income ratios typically are treated better and have better opportunities. Income can have both a positive impact or negative impact on how you are seen. It is a common perception that men …show more content…

N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016."Women who work full-time, year-round still earn only 78 cents on the dollar compared with men, and during the last decade little improvement has been made in closing the gender wage gap." Hill, Catherine. "The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)." AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016. In all 50 states men get paid higher median income salaries than women. UNFPA. "Frequently Asked Questions about Gender Equality." UNFPA. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016. "...gender equality is a society in which women and men enjoy the same opportunities, rights and obligations in all spheres of life." "Pay Equity & Discrimination." — IWPR. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016."Women are almost half of the workforce and breadwinners in four out of ten families." "Your Social Status and Gender Influences How Others See Your Race." N.p., 04 June 2013. Web. 04 May 2016. "Researchers have long known that people make assumptions about people’s race based on social status." "...observers take into account a wide range of factors in determining the race of people they see, including what they know about someone’s income, home address or marital

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