steady climbing but women are in a labor market that is unequal with men

Steady climbing but women are in a labor market that

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steady climbing but women are in a labor market that is unequal with men (Sherwood-Bigelow, 2018). 2013 marked that male employment ratio was 72.2 percent compared to the 47.1 percent for women (Sherwood-Bigelow, 2018). Pay for women still lags behind that of men doing the same work (Sullivan, 2016). A lot of low paying jobs are still female dominated for example secretaries, receptionists and dental hygienists (Sullivan, 2016). “Some employers still prefer to hire men for jobs requiring technical or managerial skills based on the gender-role stereotype that men are more competent at such tasks” (Sullivan, 2016 p.240).
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Gender inequality in Social Context Gender inequality does not only involve women, men are victims as well. Men suffer from unreasonable gender expectations, such as their being strong, dominant, tough, and unemotional (Sullivan, 2016). Professionally for example, male secretaries are often regarded as social oddities and men who enter unconventional males roles receive incredulous and abusive reactions from others (Sullivan, 2016). Also, men are required to register for the military draft, get charged more from some insurance companies because they have higher rates of car accidents and lastly some states have laws that make it punishable offense if men use obscene language in the presence of females (Sullivan, 2016).
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What elements of society contribute to gender inequality? The element in society that contributes to gender inequality are the views society has on gender and what makes us not equal.
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