Women 's Equality Between Men And Women

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Women in the Workforce
Equality between men and women has been a topic for discussion. Women inequality in the workforce has been a debate for many years. Tons of research has been conducted trying to find out why women get paid less than men in the workforce. The Equal Pay Act was created in 1963 that aimed to abolish wage disparity between genders. However, it can be seen that women are still paid less. Women are paid less than men because of the careers that they choose and their family responsibilities. Women entered the workforce later than men. They were known to be stay at home mothers, while the men were the breadwinners. When men were off at war, women needed to help financially so they entered the workforce. Since mothers were
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The increase in women in the workforce started back in the 1960s. This is because this was the time when “The Pill” was created. Therefore, women could decide when to have a child. They could postpone having children and enter the workforce instead. Also around this time, many women’s movements help change the cultural norms and made it easier for women to be seen in the workforce (Croteau & Hoynes, 2013). “However, in the last 40 to 50 years, women have been gradually working into those "male" jobs. They are still not making the same as men. In fact Wall indicated women are making only ‘76.5% of men 's [wages]—a gender wage gap of 23.5 cents for every dollar earned by the median man’” (Kennedy, Nagata, Mushenski, & Johnson, 2008). Women have been discriminated in the workforce. One reason would be the glass Ceiling. The Glass Ceiling is “the often invisible barrier created by individual and institutional sexism that prevents qualified women from advancing to high levels of leadership and management” (Croteau, 2013). This lead to the Glass Ceiling Act. This was research conducted by the government that would come to a conclusion on how to get rid of barriers that would let women advance in the workforce. In 1995, the government’s research issued a report. (Parcheta, Kaifi, & Khanfar, 2013). It found that “…of Fortune 1000 industrial and Fortune 500 companies…95 to 97% are male. In Fortune 2000 industrial and service companies, 5% of senior
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