There are 3,418,059,380 women in the world (Geohive.com, 2015) and yet, women, in 2010, earned a staggering 19% lesser in wages across the world (Economist, 2011). Such wage differentials have been a cause of gender inequality and thereby segregation in the workforce across the globe.
The staggering numbers of economic contributions of women compared to men has however, highlighted that there are fewer women to men ratios in the workforce due to the where we live, maternal implications (pregnancies), upbringing and education. This is seen in the caricature of women in the rhetorical analysis in the work of Maria del Mar Alonso-Almeida in her article as she states that the job positions for women are harder to obtain due to the need of…show more content…
This means that women get roughly seventy-seven cents per dollar less than the average white man across the country (Casserly, 2015). Such pay gaps have seen an increase in poverty, injustice and social ills resulting in, but not limited to increased foster care, homelessness and increased participation in the adult industry. Gender inequality in employment levels across the globe is equally dramatic, in that in India only 27% of women are employed as compared to 44% in Greece (Easton, 2015). Ironically though the overall global workforce participation rate of women amounts to 55%, though it falls short of men who are at 82% employment levels. (Easton, 2015).
To highlight the impact and thereby importance of geographic location on equality and segregation of gender in the workforce, a poll of 187,119 people across 144 countries was conducted, which found that Ecuador for instance has a 23% gender gap in the workforce (Sunshine, 2015). An element re-occurring in the geographical issue, is maternity leave. This issue is raies on several continents and countries across the globe, and if not tackled head on, can decrease employment rates for women in the workforce. Another important segregation element that is universal in nature is maternity leave (Whitehouse, Hewitt, Martian & Baird, 2013). In saying this, the authors argue that inequalities in pay and entitlements are justified on the notion that women are not