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Lecture Notes 080906 - 2 Women still tend to assume primary...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 August 9, 2006 Women with the same education earn only about 74% of what men earn. The higher the education level, the larger the gap between men and women The gap is lower at entry level positions Across the board, regardless of occupation, women on average make less than  men, but the size of the gap varies. Reasons for Overall Wage Gap 1. Women have entered the labor force more recent than men; consequently  a lot of women are still clustered in the entry level positions (which  generally make less money)
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Women still tend to assume primary responsibility for care of family 3. Women are still clustered in predominantly female occupations, which are generally lower paying The larger the percentage of women in a profession, the lower the wages Comparable Worth Analyses People should be paid according to objective job characteristics rather than irrelevant demographic characteristics 1) skill 2) effort 3) responsibility 4) working conditions 4. Wage Discrimination 25%-20% of overall wage gap...
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