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Chapter69overview - Sections IIIA-D: An Overview I. Facts:...

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Sections IIIA-D: An Overview
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I. Facts: The Gender Wage Gap Women, on average, earn less than men (gap of $.23 for annual earnings, 2006) Gap varies by race, age, education, marital status, # of children, occupation gender wage gap widens for older workers changing opportunities, discrimination laws, impact of family responsibilities gender wage gap widens for married men & women wives specialize in nonmarket work
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I. Facts: The Gender Wage Gap white men's earnings are significantly higher than other groups across education levels among women and men 27 to 33, with no children, wage gap is only $.02 gap is narrower among black men and women, Hispanic men and women, compared to white men and women white women less attached to the labor force, likely due to relative affluence of white men
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88% 87% 91% 70% 95% 93% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% RNs programmers secondary teachers HR managers Police social workers Gender Earnings Ratios by Occupation, 2002
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II. Why a wage gap?
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