What´s Gender Wage Gap?

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The Gender Wage Gap is all about the fact that, percent wise, men make more money than women do. For many years, women and men have been at odds when it comes to income. Women believe that they should be making just as much, if not more, money than men. Meanwhile, men seem to think that the way women are being paid is just fine. The Gender Wage Gap shows just how much of a difference there is between the paychecks of men and women in the United States.
The recent standings in the world of the Wage Gap sit at about a twenty percent difference. Women are paid approximately eighty percent of what men are paid, which leaves a twenty percent wage gap between them. Luckily for women, the gap has decreased since the 1970’s. At that point in time,
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For example, the Wage Gap between African American men and African American women is at a ninety percent ratio, leaving the gap at about ten percent. However, the Wage Gap between White men and African American women is sitting at about sixty three percent, and this leaves the gap to be at thirty seven percent. This is a twenty seven percent difference between these comparisons. So, not only do women already have a substantially lower income than men, but women of color have an even lower income. These women’s earnings in the present are equal to the earnings white women had in the …show more content…
The fact that there are some jobs that generally employ men, like mining and construction, can cause a difference in wages. There is also instances with married couples that have children. The mother is usually the one to take a maternity leave which means taking time away from her job, and that usually results in a smaller paycheck for the duration of her leave. This gives the husband a chance to make a bit more money than the wife, because not only would she need off for the birth but she will also need time off to take care of the baby for the first few months. It is small things like this that can add up and make a big difference in the incomes between men and

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