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Unformatted text preview: Leave. A second observation notes that women enter the labor market later than men and periodically have to leave . The explanation is obvious. Women enter the labor market later than men and periodically leave to have children . Childbearing is obviously a necessary social endeavor. The labor market and society overall would cease to function if women did not leave the labor market to have children. Unfortunately society does not compensate women for this activity (and other domestic concerns) and it penalizes them in the labor market. One has difficulty arguing that an employee who has longevity on a job deserves raises while one who has a "spotty" work record does not. On the other hand, it is not especially difficult to see the inherent inequity in a system that penalizes women for essentially doing a good job (domestically) in an activity that is absolutely indispensable socially ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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