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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 8 months ago

Does the gender wage gap really exist?

You would think that if companies could get away with paying women less than men, that they would only hire women.

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  • 8 months ago
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    "Does the gender wage gap really exist?"

    Not since the Equal Pay Act of 1963 has any real "wage gap" existed. But here's the thing ...the term "wage gap" has no single definition. So it can be measured in all sorts of different ways to purposely mislead people. How about if we use an actual proper term, like Pay Equality. Do we have Pay Equality today in the first world? Yes we do. Here is the Equal Pay Act that applies and is an enforceable law that states that no person can be paid differently when performing the same job at the same company while holding equivalent qualifications.

    https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/epa.cfm

    The ridiculousness of what some people refer to as the "gender wage gap" has come back to bite some of it's strongest proponents. Here is the proof:

    Senator Hillary Clinton paid women in her office 72 cents for each dollar paid to men

    https://ijr.com/hillary-clinton-paid-female-staff-...

    But isn't that illegal? Nope, because she didn't actually break the law and PAY women less at all. And neither does anyone else except for the extremely rare, illegal exceptions. This study just uses the exact same misleading measurement of AVERAGE EARNINGS between all the women against all the men that Clinton and so many other "wage gap" proponents use, and calls the difference a "gender pay gap".

    And this is pretty much what goes on everywhere we see any gender wage gap study that does not actually look at the same job, at the same company. In fact ... I don't know of a single study that does that anywhere.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes it does

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  • liz
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    In theory it shouldn’t exist because of legislation against it. Many people believe it does though, because they discover men doing equivalent work but the women receiving less pay.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-4465...

    Since cases are often settled out of court to avoid bad publicity, we don’t know how common it is. But of course when women choose work that gives them more flexible hours or longer holidays to fit in with childcare needs they can’t expect to earn as much as someone ( for instance the father), who hasn’t opted for similar conditions and works longer hours.

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  • Elana
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Not as commonly touted by feminists, at least in the West.

    Source(s): WAS a feminist until about 4 years ago.
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  • zeno
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Women are making more money than most

    Men. As universities allow more women to

    Get college grants but reject or refuse to

    Give white men anything. This was created

    By affirmative action ( the liberal racists and

    Sexists law the progressive socialist democrat

    Party put into place over 50 years ago ) it

    Needs to be repealed by trump TODAY !!!

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  • 8 months ago

    There will be no gender wage gap just as soon as men start having and raising babies. Who does the school call when the kid has a sore throat?

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    • .Jerry.
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      8 months agoReport

      Men will not be having babies anytime soon, And it's doubtful that women will be "manning up" to men's ugly work choices anytime soon. So we'll just have to be happy with Pay Equality.

      I'm still not sure why Pay Equality is not good enough for feminists and so many of their adherents.

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It does and it doesn't. If you compare all men and all women, yes. If you compare men and women doing the same work, with the same level of training and the same level of experience (matched pair comparison), no.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes. But some of it may be due to women undercutting themselves in initial negotiations on starting salary -- assuming that it's something that can be negotiated.

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