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Patrick Sullivan Sociology 106 CE Writing Prompt #3 In the workplace, it is very common for male workers to make more, on average, than female workers. It is unknown as to why this happens but there is a theory that is commonly used to explain this difference in earnings which is the “dual labor market” theory. In the “dual labor market,” males are the primary labor market, who earn higher wages and have a stable career track that includes benefits while women are the secondary labor market. The secondary labor market includes lower wages and an unstable job security with no benefits. In this “dual labor market” females in male dominated jobs such as a lawyer or a physician, make significantly less than their counterparts in these male dominated fields. As a lawyer a female makes on average almost 400 dollars less than males and as a physician, females makes on average 650 dollars less than males. Unfortunately the same is true in female dominated fields but the gap between the two average incomes is lesser than that of the male dominated fields. For
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