Gender Wage Gap

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Gender Wage Gap The Gender Wage Gap is a problem that has existed over many years. It is a problem that doesn’t really get addressed even though it makes a big difference in many people’s lives. There are many different points of view when it comes to this topic. Jacobs, for instance, believes that the Gender Wage gap is not linked to sexual discrimination in any fashion. Other people, however, may think that this is solely due to sexual discrimination and they argue for women’s rights and against discrimination in general. There are several different things that need to be known in order to even consider preparing a proposal for a known problem. Understanding a problem, its causes, and problems with past solutions are needed to be understood in order to come up with a possible solution for that problem. Even though many women have made gains in occupations, the man-women wage ratio was raised by 10% in the 80s. It rose 4 more in the 90s, and in the next decade it grew even more quickly (Schneider). The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a fact sheet, and a woman in the America is still only likely to make 77 cents per dollar that a man makes. This is about the same rate as a decade ago. This is even due to the fact that women have risen in education to out-do men. The wage gap has remained not because men's wages have been booming. The IWPR also said that "Closing the gender wage gap is not a zero-sum game. Gains for one gender do not require losses for the other. For the gender wage gap to close, women's real wages must rise faster than men's but… real wages should rise for both men and women” (Schneider). The gender wage gap rose throughout the late 20th century. The wage gap has been measured to reach up to 23% in the last decade (Schneider). Depass points out that it is important to note that some women and men work different jobs, so this
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