Soci 101 Notes 10.9

Soci 101 Notes 10.9 - Men - 76% in 1970 Women pregnant with...

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Women make 81 cents for each dollar earned by men Women - 585/wk Men - 722/wk Why? Possible explanations Sameness taboo - gender as difference Women not seen as belonging in workplace Different jobs Lower positions Historical bias Man is bread winner Women less committed Number Controlled For (in total, decreased gap by 3 cents) Degree of formal education Age Marital status and presence of children specialization Years of work experience Hours worked per year Since mid 90's, there has been no real progress towards closing the gap Participation in the Labor Force 57% of women were in Labor Force 70% of Men were in Labor Force Women - 41% in 1970
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Unformatted text preview: Men - 76% in 1970 Women pregnant with their first child - 57% work full time (early 60's: less than 40%) 2006: Under represented women: Pilots: 2% Firefighters: 4% Civil Engineerers: 12% Dentists: 23% Chef/Head Cook: 24% Physician: 32% Lawyer: 32% Over represented women: (tend to be in caring, nurturing roles) Dental hygienists: 99% Child Care: 94% Receptionist: 93% Registered nurse: 91% Librarian: 84% Elementary School: 82% High School Teacher: 56% Women: 0 as president "the ultimate glass ceiling" Senate: 17 members out of 100 House: 73 of 435--> First female speaker of the house in 07...
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Soci 101 Notes 10.9 - Men - 76% in 1970 Women pregnant with...

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