Workplace Inequality And Gender Inequality

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Workplace Inequality
Brittany N. Shipley
Central Penn College

Abstract
As you are reading you will be informed of the many factors that can contribute to workplace inequality. Three factors associated with workplace would include (1) the individuals gender can determine compensation (2) the race or ethnicity of an individual (3) the age of the individuals. All such factors contribute to the issues of workplace inequality, not only in gender but race and age as well.
Keywords: Compensation, job, race/ethnicity, gender, age, pay gap
Workplace Inequality
In 1963 United States President, John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which was meant to make every single effort to close the pay gap. On the other hand this pay gap still exists in the United States not only for women but men and women of many different races/ ethnicities, and ages are affected with workplace inequality.
In the 1970’s the pay gap began to lessen because women and their growth in education and workplace involvement and to men’s salaries increasing at a much slower speed than before and in 2014 women who had full-time employment in the United States in general remained around 79 percent of whatever a male individual was compensated, making a gap of 21 percent in pay gap just between gender. (By the Numbers) The Pay Gap
Gender pay gap which is defined as the pay difference in men and women’s average incomes, typically described as either the earnings ratio among men and women and could be…
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