Lecture Notes 080806

Lecture Notes 080806 - The wages gap is large in US than...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 August 8, 2006 Women in the Paid Labor Force 1890 – 18% of women are in the force 2003 – 60% Women make up 47% of the labor force Women are, on average, paid less than their male counterparts Women earn 76.6 – 81% of male’s salary Census data measure the salaries and wages of all workers (including self-  employed) Bureau of labor statistics data excludes self-employed workers
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Unformatted text preview: The wages gap is large in US than most other industrial nations Australia, Denmark, and Spain – smallest wage gap Age Differences in Gap 1) Employees are becoming more open-minded 2) As you move up the economic ladder, the larger the gap. Younger people are in lower level jobs....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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