Pay Gap Research Paper

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Since our country was first established women have been thought less of. Viewed as the weaker sex, they did not have the same privileges that men had throughout the centuries. For many years women had no choice but to be stay at home moms. Taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, and cooking was a woman’s day to day job. Then, the industrial revolution came and changed everything. Women began to work in factories and had a source of income. Soon women got the right to vote and the equality between men and women grew. Although the equality between men and women has grown over the past couple decades, there is still one area where there seems to be a big inequality. This area is the work field. It has been proven that women make less money than men working the same job. Referred to as the “Pay Gap”, it has been a big topic in the government for the past couple years. This “Pay Gap” is not only unjust but also immoral. Imagine finding out a colleague with similar education and work experience has a higher weekly salary. Many people would respond negatively to this thought. Well, for many women across the country having colleagues with higher salaries is a reality. Though these colleagues started working around the same time, have similar education, and have similar work experience they get paid more for the simple fact …show more content…
How is it possible that a woman is paid less than a man for the same job? The pay difference does not just affect the woman receiving the check, but her whole family. The woman receives a smaller payment and therefore has less money for her family’s needs and expenses. This pay gap affects more than just women’s pockets, but also their way of viewing their life. If they are paid less than men, then they may also feel like they are unequal to men. This pay gap is wrong in so many ways. It undervalues women in an unjust and immoral manner of paying them less for the same job worked by

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