Occupational Segregation: Global Discrimination

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Occupational segregation is considered to be the second major form of global discrimination. The term “wage gap” refers to the disparity or inequality between women`s and men`s earnings. It is clearly obvious, for example according to the Canadian statistics, in 1996 women who work full-time for the whole year still earned 73cents for each dollar that men earned. Also marital status influences the wage gap. In 1996, single women earned 93 cents for every dollar earned by single men; on the other hand married women earned only 69 cents for every dollar earned by a married man (Statistics Canada, 1998) and obviously this gap is persistent. “The gender wage gap also exists for all levels of education” (Kendall; Linden; Murray, 2001).As it was

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