Essay on The Equal Pay Act Of 1963 Outlawed Pay

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'When women succeed, we all succeed '- Barack Obama. Although the Equal Pay Act of 1963 outlawed pay discrimination between genders, studies tell us that it still exist in a major way. Although it’s been fifty years since this act was signed into law, somehow we are still experiencing inequality with wages and pay increases. These inconsistencies have gotten better over the years however; we still have a long way to go. Unfortunately, the pay gap occurs at all education levels, after work experience is taken into account, and it gets worse as a woman’s career progresses. Some research suggest that gender differences in lifetime working patterns account for more than 36% of the pay gap. You might be surprised to know that most of that gap is unexplained by education or specified skills. Women are paid less than men in nearly every occupation. As you can surmise, the gap has been a source of both political controversy and economic research throughout the past several decades. The gap is commonly measured as the ratio of the median earnings of women and the median earnings of men, which indicates the proportion of the median male earnings that the median female earnings represent (Webster, 2013). When the ratio is calculated for all men and women who are paid wages or salaries or for all wage and salary earners who work full-time and year-round, the measure is often called the raw gender wage gap (Rodgers, 2015).
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