Abilities - 03:23 Abilities, Achievement and Motivation...

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03:23 Abilities, Achievement and Motivation General patterns of sex and race based differences in wages Men make more than women; Women and minorities make less than white men Factors contributing to gender gap in wages: o 1. Job Segregation: most jobs held predominantly by one sex or another and the higher percentage of women in a job the lower the pay, when gender ratio flips, wages drop. Comparable worth: principle that people should be paid equally for work that is comparable in responsibility, educational requirements, and so forth. o 2. Women’s family roles: responsibility to family leads women to have to choose or settle for the lower and less well paid levels of their occupations ex: to be a successful partner in a law firm or to earn tenure as a college professor requires considerably more than 40 hours of work/week – therefore women may choose not to commit to the extra hours GIRLS do BETTER in school, yet men achieve higher-status positions in the world of work. There is a discrepancy between the abilities and school achievement of females in the
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Abilities - 03:23 Abilities, Achievement and Motivation...

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