What is the reason for the gender pay gap?

Posted by: AlRae2107

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Career Choice

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The gender pay gap is a combination of all of these (1-4)....Leave a comment to explain this answer

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Women experience more career interruptions than men

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Employers are less likely to hire mothers compared with childless women, and when employers do make an offer to a mother, they offer her a lower salary than they do other women

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Segregation of occupations

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Women=teachers, nurses, social workers...Etc. Men=doctors, engineers, scientists, architects, lawyers...Etc.

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tajshar2k says2015-12-05T16:17:03.2133445Z
The gender paygap is pretty much non-existent. Women work jobs that pay less than what men usually do, which is why it is lower.
briantheliberal says2015-12-05T17:18:05.6172127Z
Tajshar2k, no, women working in the same occupations as men get paid less than their male counterparts on average for the same work. That is how the pay gap is measured. Example: A white male works for a company with a starting salary of $60,000, a white female with the same job position gets s starting salary of barely $50,000.
triangle.128k says2015-12-05T18:23:14.9281516Z
@briantheliberal What about the work effort put in by men in the same job? As false as gender roles may be, they still have an small impact on some people. Which means some women are more likely to work less and do house work.
triangle.128k says2015-12-05T18:24:54.5828680Z
Also, why do you act as if white heterosexual males are racists who oppress everybody that isn't white, male or heterosexual?
triangle.128k says2015-12-05T19:36:47.9454641Z
You even once said that blacks can't be racist.
tajshar2k says2015-12-05T19:40:35.7989974Z
@briantheliberal, I specifically did a research project on this, and they way they measure it is they take the median pay per hours of both women and men. It isn't an accurate measurement. And if women were really paid less than men, why would employers continue to hire men? They might as well just hire women, and save money. I'm not denying there is no pay gap, but the number people use to argue it is wrong.
tajshar2k says2015-12-05T19:50:29.9353949Z
It is however too small of a number to be considered a huge issue.
58539672 says2015-12-06T06:40:50.8132009Z
Although Im hesitant to completely go for the "wage gap", their are certain aspects of gender inequality in the workforce. One of the more common is company issuance in regards to women's health. A company may have insurance coverage for, lets say, a prostate exam, but doing the same thing for a mammogram is less likely.
AlRae2107 says2015-12-08T21:31:22.9000077Z
Thank you all for commenting. I see that many have stated that women work jobs that pay less, which is true, so why do you think women choose lower paying jobs? Is it due to occupational sex-typing (men to hold male-oriented jobs and women holding female-oriented jobs)? The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a few charts that support this notion (here is one chart: http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat09.htm).

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