A woman working in the same job as a man will usually earn less, despite the fact that she may have the same or better training, education, and skills required for the job ("Study Shows Female Managers in Britain Earn Less than Men, and Equality Could Be 57 Years Away." 2010). Women are consistently discriminated against in the workplace. Women only make 60 percent or less than their male counterparts in the same job position (Louis, 2010). Throughout history men are seen as the “strong/tough ones”; the belief is that they should be paid more than women in order to support their families (Loney, 2005).
Pamela had appeared to do trend analysis in her report showing that there was a three year turnover rate among female and black employees. Another discriminatory trend that Pamela’s analysis revealed was that “both blacks and women were paid slightly less than male Caucasian professionals with comparable qualifications and tended to receive consistently lower performance rating compared with white male peers.” This information proves that the promotion policies of the company are a major factor in the staffing problems. Another problem that the company faces in terms of staffing is Bob recognizing the discrimination and not doing anything about it. Not only did he notice it himself and fail to do anything, but he also had another employee,
Between the period 1865 to 1950 woman’s rights were developing, it was not very consistent which denies continuity in the extension of women rights and it was mostly change for woman but without consistency. Women were viewed as inferior to men which were seen as it changed over the years but there was still signs of Women were still seen as inferior and society favoring men. Politically women were successful in campaigning but It the successes were prolonged and woman has been campaigning since 1848, Seneca Falls and socially women were progressing. Economically women had to adapt to changes and struggled more than men. Socially Women had many issues such as immigrants, contraception and changing of attitude.
There are two forms of inequity, underpayment inequity which exists when someone’s outcome-input is less than that of someone else (George & Jones, 2011). Overpayment inequity exists when someone’s outcome-input is more than that of another person (George & Jones, 2011). This could be seen in the form of financial compensation for thus output compared to that of another doing the same work but getting different pay. We see this in the inequity of pay between men and women. As stated by Sportelli “the gender gap separates women from their male peers in the workplace, salary, and self-esteem (Sportelli, 2014).
Last, a husband’s pension does not guarantee a wife’s financial security and saving more than men is needed just to catch up (Estrine, Judith 8). Women should be financially secure as they get old just as men are. Throughout the entire world, women are outliving men. In the United States of America, on average, women live about six years longer than men (Bureau of Labor Statistics). These women account for about sixty-five percent of the population over the age of sixty-five.
Also, some adults do not end up getting married, almost 19 million Americans (Benokraitis, n.d., 3). Furthermore, children under the age of 18 living with two married parents went from 77 percent to 67 percent (Benokraitis, n.d, 3). That finding shows the increase of divorce among Americans. The article, “The Changing Landscape of Family”, states that women are spending less time with their children than before and there is a decrease in the number of children per family. This is partially because women have started to go back to work and the economy in the present day is not very stable so supporting a bigger family is not easily done.
This is negative and a very sweeping statement about women because not all women want to have children; also it could suggest that women are less likely to be employed in comparison to men because they will spend a lot of time away from work. Furthermore, many women can balance having children and equally working for an income, so it is not correct that women’s lives are purely based around their children. This expresses inequality because it is assumed women are less likely to work and perhaps less favoured by employees. However, the study also suggests good thing about the change in equality between women and men. An example of this is that it says ‘mothers unions are less common’ and that women ‘are more likely to have joint conjugal roles with their husbands.’ These are both extremely positive and suggest that women are now equal to men because they have equal responsibility with their husbands in the home, this is looked at closer in the study; ‘Middle Class Couples’ by Steven Edgell where he studies decision making between men and women in the home.
There is still a great amount of sexual discrimination against women within work, and the belief that sexual equality has been achieved is not accurate. Although women have not to stay at home anymore as it was believed many years ago, they have to face many difficulties at work as well as at home. For example, many women find it difficult to return to work after having a baby. One of the main reasons for this is that there are rarely any facilities for childcare in the workplace and as a result women are forced to find someone to look after their children and this may be very expensive. Furthermore, due to the economic situation, families often
50% of the samples were working middle class, 25% were upper elite class and 25% indicated that they were working poor class. All participants indicated that they have experienced discrimination or have discriminated against someone else in their life. About half of the sample indicated that they experienced discrimination the most in the work environment. Thirty percent indicated that they had experience sexual harassment from someone in a higher position. Forty percent indicated that lack of education about wealth and saving attributed to their current economic status.
Although all women –childless and with children -are commonly in disadvantage in compensation and career advancement; there still exist many other forms of gender discrimination which damages are worst than those produced for the above mentioned stereotypes (Fishel, 2010). Women form the majority of the world’s poorest people and the number of women living in rural poverty has increased by 50% since 1975. Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours and produce half of the world’s food, yet they earn only 10% of the world’s income and own less than 1% of the world’s property1. Violence against women throughout the world and in all