Gender And Gender Pay Gap

1173 Words Jun 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Gender pay gaps have been a hot topic over the last several years. In my findings, I found three articles that stood out the most to me, as well as some statistical information. Gender pay gap is an interesting subject because it happens all across the United States, as well as in other countries worldwide. This pay gap can affect women of all ages, race, religion and educational levels.
What is gender pay gap? The gender pay gap is defined as the difference between women and men’s full time average yearly wages. The following equation will provide your with the pay gap expressed as a percentage: Men’s earnings minus women’s earning divided by men’s earning. (Example: 36000-12000= 24000/36000=.67 or 67%). Sadly, women earn 78 to 79 cents on every dollar that men earn in the same exact positions. This is known as the uncontrolled pay gap. The uncontrolled pay gap can be calculated by comparing the average earnings of all working men to all working women. The controlled pay gap is calculated by comparing same type of position with both men and women.
A person might ask what plays a role in how the pay gap works? The following five factors are said to affect the gender pay gap; job type, job level, compensable factors such as education, experience, hours worked and location, marriage and family, and unconscious bias. The next few paragraphs will outline the three articles I found on gender pay gaps as well as ways we can narrow these pay gaps.

Article One: What’s the real…

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