Raising that wage could mean a raise for millions of workers. Childcare support shows that a lack of access or ability to afford childcare can be one of the most significant barriers to getting a job and staying in it. But if government fully funded childcare programs, mother’s overall employment would increase. By getting women to brave discrimination and socialization to take these jobs, and getting these employers to reach out to women, and getting more men into low-pay service jobs, and getting women the training and education they need for male-heavy jobs should all be a pretty easy to accomplish. Works Cited 50 Years After the Equal Pay Act, The Gender Gap Persists: http://www.npr.org/2013/06/10/189280329/50-years-after-the-equal-pay-act-gender-wage-gap-endures 10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Gender Gap: http://healthland.time.com/2013/11/11/ten-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-gender-gap/ Freakonomics: Women are not Men: Gender Gap Program on NPR: http://www.wnyc.org/story/301155-freakonomics-radio-women-are-not-men/ The Man Box: Tony Porter: A Call to Men, video on men and masculinity: http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html
What does research/statistical data say about: The average age for retirement from the workforce? Workers are now retiring at older ages because the incentives to retire have changed. Since the mid-1990s, the average retirement age has risen from 62 to 64 for men and from 60 to 62 for women, according to a new Center for Retirement Research at Boston College analysis of Census Bureau data. The trend toward later retirement has been driven by declines in traditional pensions and retiree health benefits offered by employers, changes in the way Social Security benefits are calculated, better education and health, and less strenuous jobs that people are able to perform at older
Economic costs of deflation- deflation has proved to have several economic costs, the main cost is that it encourages differed expenditure where people’s expectations change and they delay spending in the hope of getting a better deal. This then results in a decrease in AD causing business revenues to fall and confidence to decrease delaying business investment and cutting costs, i.e. increasing unemployment, all of which could slow economic growth and force a recession as evidenced in the 1930s depression. Additionally deflation increases the real value of debt leading to
The New York Times claimed that, “When immigrants do take jobs, they’re hard workers” (Preston and Connelly a1). Therefore, it greatly contributes to America’s retirement system. The presence of immigrants also contributes to America’s long term population growth, necessary to stabilize the overall retirement fund. The Springer Science and Business Media’s journal states that some other countries in the world suffer from the labor shortages and a demographic crunch, in which a very small number of workers will be expected to pay the retirement and health care for elderly people (Gold 409). The ratio of retired people to workers is expected to dramatically increase in the coming decades, which would result in significant changes in the Security System of America’s retirement money.
Another factor to consider is perhaps companies may have to raise the price of a consumer good or product to offset the increase in an employee’s wages. “The costs of living, especially housing, vary widely in America from state to state and city to city. If the point of raising the minimum wage is to provide a living wage, why should the minimum wage in low-cost areas such as Texas or Oklahoma be the same as in high-cost areas such as San Francisco or Manhattan?”(Stroll) Twenty two individual states have already realized the need to increase the minimum wage and have raise their current
Both attitudes were common in the interviews conducted in 1980-81.24 4.4. Socioeconomic change In the last three decades, radical changes occurred in the socioeconomic profile of Padri sa Chang, all of which have serious implications for the survival of the Kristang language. While Kristangs still migrate for work, there is a trend towards local employment. Industrial growth around Malacca and in the tourism and hospitality industry is significant. For younger Kristangs from low-income families, this has meant a greater interaction with people outside the Kristang community.
Lowe's divisions are divided by geographic region. Stores vary in size based on location and profits. Profitable stores in populated geographic areas tend to be larger. Lowe's has created two new executive positions, with the goal of streamlining its operations to better serve its customers. The new positions are chief customer officer and chief operating officer.
Case Study- Module 2 Lois Hammond June 8, 2013 One of the most important things that have affected employers’ costs for benefits is our declining economy. Employers are now facing the challenge of providing competitive benefits while also trying to contain costs (Wish 2012). Some organizations are making employers to seek less expensive forms of healthcare (Wish 2012). Employers are requesting that associates get 2nd opinions, shorter hospital stays, and more utilization of outpatient surgeries to cut benefit costs (Wish 2012). Employers are now requiring employees to spend more out of pocket for benefits due to the rising cost of medical costs.
Economic Advisement Paper ECO372 Economic Advisement Paper In wake of the recent downturn of the Unites States economy many major elements in the economy have suffered. Unemployment rates are still at unsatisfactory levels, expectations remain low among consumers, and consumer income is also lower than satisfactory. Although, current interest rates remain low it is believed that more needs to be done to ensure an economic rebound remains within grasp. The following represents recommended changes needed to ensure United States Citizens do not suffer more than they already have. The economy is considered to be very unstable at the current time, and it is the duty of the United States government to do everything in their power to once again stabilize the once booming economy for the sake of the entire country and its citizens.
Changing lifestyles within the 1920s During the 1920s, there was a lot of changes in everyday lifestyle. Increasing consumerism, Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition, popularity of Radio and movies, sports Mania, and the change of role in women were the main cause. What will change next? Since families had more money to spend, the rise of incoming money arose. The expansion of physical output meant that business men had a larger volume of goods to market.