Gender Roles In Gendered Earnings

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In relation to earnings it’s been shown through research that women earn less than men’s in almost all occupations. The trend seemed to be the same regardless if the occupation is predominantly done by men, predominantly done by women, or if there is a neutral ground of both men and women. Of course, there are exceptions, but for most occupations this seems to be the norm for gendered earnings. I will further present the gender wage cap and gender segregation within registered nurses, which is an occupation predominantly done by women yet earn less than men.
In 2015, it was found that women employed as registered nurses make up 89.4 percent while men only make up 10.6 percent. Furthermore, women’s median weekly earnings are $1,076, which is
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When education levels could no longer justify wage caps, we had to take a closer look at the different occupations in order to understand the gender segregation. Women and men approach different occupations, this is demonstrated through registered nurses which is a female dominated field. The patterns of gendered occupations suggests that gender roles immensely influence the occupations that men and women embrace. The gender wage cap and has many contributing factors, men and women rarely are focused on the same type of occupations. Women are likely to hold certain jobs that include different skills and abilities than men in the workforce. “Men’s jobs are rewarded according to their standing within the hierarchy of men’s work, and women’s jobs are rewarded according to their standing within the hierarchy of women’s work. The legitimacy of this system is easy to sustain in a segregated workplace (Ryle 2015, pg. 387).” About 2.5 million women are affected by the wage gap within health care …show more content…
In this occupation women earn 106.4 percent of men’s earnings, while women earn $1, 028 weekly on the other hand men only bring home $966. This is pretty interesting given the fact that women only hold 57.9 percent of this occupation, which suggests there is little sex segregation within. Gender socialization process continues to be the greatest factor for women in certain occupations. In regards to the gender wage gap within respiratory therapist in my theory would be based on geographical area which many times influences salaries, we know the pay for job varied across the United

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