In 2014 the U.S. Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act which would make it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform the same work. The goals of the act were to make wages more transparent, require employers to prove that wage discrepancies are tied to legitimate business qualifications and not gender and prohibiting companies from taking retaliatory action against employees who raise concerns about gender-based wage discrimination. Opponents argue that studies which show pay gaps don’t take into account women who take jobs that are more family-friendly in terms of benefits rather than wages and that women are more likely to take breaks in employment to care for children or parents. Proponents point to studies including a 2008 census bureau report that stated that women's median annual earnings were 77.5% of men's earnings.
I have yet to hear anyone explain the wage gap in a way that makes economic sense.
That it exists is unquestioned but until you know why it exist you legislating a result is counter productive: equal pay legislation is flat stupid. As an employer I will tell you that equal pay will result in fewer women being hired and separation of male and female carrier paths. I would support an 'affirmative action like' program for women
It depends on how well they do their job and how long they have been doing their job, jobs can't be used as labels for income. Some jobs where 2 men have the same job one of them still receives better pay because they have done a better job. Feminists need to quit being so vague with their protests and worry about getting better at their job to increase their income instead of acting entitled.
Forced equality is not true equality.
What actually occurs in the free market is wages come down as more workers enter the workforce. Not the reverse. Since historically the newbie into an otherwise stable workforce will challenge the existing workforce to improve methods and lower costs. That's how they show their value and earn a position. Since women are relatively newer to the global earning workforce, they have to and do add more value for less; and, as a result they have acquired jobs that were previously held by their less productive per dollar male counterparts.
As long as women adjust their professional lives to their family needs, they'll never be doing the same job. I know men who work 7am to 11pm & have wives take care of the kids. Men are often more willing to travel & sacrifice for their jobs. Women are more likely to sacrifice for their families. As long as that's the case, men should receive the benefit of their sacrifices. If women want those same benefits, they'll have to make the same sacrifices within the same venue. Your workplace shouldn't be paying you a bigger salary to stay home & take care of your own kids. It's an issue for spouses to decide or for the unmarried to decide how much of their lives will be tied to their workplace.
The gender wage gap is more a earnings gap due to women going into lower paying, shorter jobs + a majority of them having kids and leaving work. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is already in effect so raising the earnings of women just so the EARNINGS gap is "equal" would violate that Act
men do more than the woman
*Then . at least women know how to use proper grammar. #menincages2020
I think they should be paid the same and both be granted paternity/maternity time. Not all jobs offer this for women, and especially not for men.
I wonder if because women leave and get extra paid time to become a mother of factored into why they aren't paid as much?
People should be paid for the degree of work they do. In a physical job women shouldn't be paid as high as men because she can't physically do it. Now an office job...if she can outperform the man she deserves to be paid more.
Yes, they should earn the same unless they can't perform the job as adequately. Example: Most women cannot carry someone over their shoulder out of a burning building, like a man can. (Firemen). In this instance, I not only don't think she should earn the same, but I don't think she should even be hired for a job she can't perform as well as a man.....and endanger lives.
This is a stupid question. What do we mean by the same job? should a male teacher who just started be paid the same amount as a female teacher with thirty years experience? Of course not, the longer you work the more you get paid to keep you around. That's the price of experience and knowledge. Also how were these studies conducted that conclude that women are making between two thirds and three fourths compared to men's earnings? comparing a woman who works as a cashier at a 7-11 to a man who works as an investment banker will provide a stark contrast indeed. The studies I've seen for
If the job performed and performance is exactly the same, there’s no reason to pay differently based on anything (sex, color of skin, disability, etc). However, if performance is different or job duties is different, then its no longer “the same” and does not warrant the same pay.
No, but there should be a government solution (tax credit, incentive, support program, etc.) for mothers to have fair opportunity in the marketplace #TheRealGenderGap
No, two candidates cannot be deemed equal based on gender alone, which is why most positions provide a range according to candidates experience and education. Instead, there should be program, tax savings, or some mechanism by which provides mothers a fair career path since this is where the true gender gap resides.
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