Is there a gender wage gap? Are women paid less than men to do the same work? Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains the data.
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If, for the same work, women make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, why don’t businesses hire only women? Wages are the biggest expense for most businesses. So, hiring only women would reduce costs by nearly a quarter – and that would go right to the bottom line. Don’t businesses want to be profitable? Or, are they just really bad at math?
Well, actually, it’s the feminists, celebrities and politicians spreading this wage gap myth who have the math problem.
The 77-cents-on-the-dollar statistic is calculated by dividing the median earnings of all women working full-time by the median earnings of all men working full-time. In other words, if the average income of all men is, say, 40,000 dollars a year, and the average annual income of all women is, say, 30,800 dollars, that would mean that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. 30,800 divided by 40,000 equals .77.
But these calculations don’t reveal a gender wage injustice because it doesn’t take into account occupation, position, education or hours worked per week.
Even a study by the American Association of University Women, a feminist organization, shows that the actual wage gap shrinks to only 6.6 cents when you factor in different choices men and women make. And the key word here is “choice.” The small wage gap that does exist has nothing to do with paying women less, let alone with sexism; it has to do with differences in individual career choices that men and women make.
In 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor released a paper that examined more than 50 peer-reviewed studies and concluded that the oft-cited 23 percent wage gap “may be almost entirely the result of individual choices being made by both male and female workers.” Well, let’s look at some of those choices.
Georgetown University compiled a list of the five best-paying college majors, and the percentage of men or women majoring in those fields:
Number 1 best-paying major: Petroleum Engineering: 87% male
Number 2: Pharmaceutical Sciences: 48% male
3: Mathematics and Computer Science: 67% male
4: Aerospace Engineering: 88% male
5: Chemical Engineering: 72% male
Notice that women out-represent men in only one of the five top-paying majors – by only a few percentage points.
Now consider the same study’s list of the five worst paying college majors:
Number 1: Counseling and Psychology: 74% female
Number 2: Early Childhood Education: 97% female
3: Theology and Religious Vocations: 66% male
4: Human Services and Community Organization: 81% female
5: Social Work: 88% female
Here, it’s the women who lead in all but one category. Even within the same profession, men and women make different career choices that impact how much money they make. Take nursing, where male nurses on the whole earn 18% more than female nurses. The reason? Male nurses gravitate to the best-paying nursing specialties, they work longer hours, and disproportionately find jobs in cities with the highest compensation.
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*Shut down "Wage Gap" discussions by pressing them on the **_far_** more outrages "DEATH Gap" in the workplace.* Until they shush about the wage gap, all they should hear from us is:
It's hard to take anything from PragerU seriously because it's funded by right wing billionaires with their own agendas. Rather than look at jobs at both ends of the spectrum, highest vs. lowest, why not look at jobs where men and women participate equally? By the way, women choose to be lawyers, doctors and scientists too. Why not focus on salaried OR hourly wage rather than saying this is all overtime. There are always ways to make statistics bend to make the point you are trying to make. I think this video makes some points that are interesting but it also leaves a lot out of the conversation. You can't just swallow whatever gets fed to you on the internet.
Pharmaceutical sciences 48% male? This is sexist and needs to stop, as a male I demand equality, 48% is unacceptable... What's that? Sexism only works the other way around? Nevermind, nothing to see here.
The dirty truth about the 6.6% that nobody will utter : Men are simply better than women at many jobs.
Before you dismiss this as some kind of a misogynist bias, you might want to consider the fact that male Uber drivers earn 7% more than females , and try to come up with a rationale not already disproven by the facts.
Also worth considering is that many jobs were actually designed with men in mind.
The size of a computer mouse was designed around men's hand size, so men might complete one or two more graphics per week. Operating a power drill or a chainsaw requires a degree of strength which men can sustain for longer than women. Men can set up scaffolds at least twice as quickly as women can, on average.
So even if it is the exact same job, done for the same number of hours, by people with the same qualifications and experience, men might just be better at it.
Not miles better, but 6.6% better. On average.
My wife insists that the wage gap is real. So I asked her the same question: if companies could pay women 25% less than men for the same quantity and quality of work, why don’t they all hire women? Her answer was that they are all sexists. Naturally, I asked how many greedy corporations does she think will refuse to cut 25% of their wage outlays to take such a principled stand?
She now understand the wage gap doesn’t exist.
1) The 6.6% number is, as you say, after individual choice is factored out. So there is a gap that isn't caused by choice. It's not as large as the 23% number, but it exists.
2) The evidence you provide here is that the gender wage gap has causes other than simple direct discrimination. That is an important fact. But it does not support the claim in the title that there is no gap.
But aren't women taught from a young age to go into more non-STEM majors? You can't blame women for not making the right "choice" when they're told from a young age they would be bad at it. Not to mention there are plenty of horror stories of sexism, and sexual harassment, which must be pretty daunting for any woman "choosing" to go into a male dominated field.
It's the responsibility of men and women to be respectful and empower each other. Not be gatekeepers and stereotype based on stupid statistics.
+Matthew Wagar yeah, youhave a point there. But still i remark that they can choose to work there and, in my opinion, if they started to get more keen on these jobs they would end up being treated as one.. But u are right, the influence is not the best one
+Valenti Torrents Vila Consider how we treat young girls in America, and what role models they have to look up to versus young boys. It's no surprise that female dominated fields are more enticing for young girls. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. It makes sense culturally
What is bad is how women are treated if they do decide to stray from female dominated fields. They might be paid the same as a man, but on a social level they aren't usually respected as one. Making it difficult for promotion, making colleagues, and having security in their job.
Again, respect and empower everyone, even if they are different.
For a moment we will think that's right. Why don't women(knowing that they are being manipulated) just choose a men-leading career in order to show how "patriarchy" doesnt work on them?
I know what u mean, but being aware about it should be a reason to try to change it... Or maybe tgey just want to keep working where they are but being paid more?? We will never know🤨
In my sociology class we were talking about gender inequality and my professor brought up the wage gap. I asked why wouldn’t businesses hire women in order for them to pay less and make more profit? He answered in some bs that people at the top are sexist and that’s the reason why. All I ask for is one conservative professor... just one.
The problem of men earning more than women can be solved easily and economically. All are paid equal, for the same work and although all are paid according to the "women's tariff"! Point of view: women do not earn less but men get too much !!! Problem solved! Has anyone actually noticed that feminists like men want to be treated and behave like men! They do not want to be feminine! 😨 At the same time they criticize the behavior of the men! 😨 Total sickness 😎
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Neil Mukherjee can you provide real proof/evidence of that, and if you do, can you please prove to me who it was, and prove it wasn’t just one actress having less part in the film, or being a worse actress, or being less hard working, or really just anything along those lines.
Last year during my senior year of highschool, we had a test in my economics class, one of the questions was what are the reasons for the gender wage gap, I wrote that is doesnt exist, my teacher failed me
The question is why some careers are so badly paid and what happens with non educated people. I am not a feminist but I fine this not objective. Common sense? Many women in my country can't work longer because they hace to work longer at home. This might apply in a rich country)(maybe) but for sure not in Peru
Whats the goal of a business? Isn't it to make profit? Why not just high women and save money. You think a company is willing to risk making profit in order to discriminate? If so then that company will go bankrupt in less than no time thanks to competition.
Yeah, and what if for ethical reasons you don't want to be a petroleum engineer, but want to devote your life to community organization. You will probably contribute more to society for a fraction of the wages. This still SUCKS.
This ignores so many things... both sides ignore many things. Just one example: man work more PAID hours. Women work more unpaid hours. They have to work at home and take care of the children. That is an inequality.
This is a subject my english teacher talks about at least 1 in 10 lessons and her only evidence is that she, who is a teacher new this year, gets paid less then the male english teacher, who works here already since 15 years.
She also started the subject about an actress that is new got paid less then an already famous actor.
This video itself implies systemic issues in which women are driven into lower paying industries and the ways traditional expectations between women and men in the household effect their careers. So maybe the issue isn't a pay gap, but the data still implies larger systemic issues rooted in gender. The video ignores this, as well as issues of race/ethnicity in equitable pay.
You know , i think its not : There is a gender wage gap or there is no gender wage gap : its something in between.
Only looking at the average income is of course pretty dumb, it does not account for so much , for instance more women staying at home.
However, just brushing the whole thing off is not fair. There have been actual studies that compare women and men with equal jobs, qualifications and work time. It showed that women actually earm 89 ct per dollar a man earns. Im no die hard SJW, communist or whatever. But brushing somethinf off from both sides as not existent or overexagerate is not too smart.
If youre interested in this, go watch david pakmans video on gender pay gap.
Side-note: I love that the title is “There is no gender wage gap”, and to prove that point they helpfully included a study that found that there is a gender wage gap, its just really small. Top marks 👌✨
“If men make more money than women then why don’t businesses just hire all women?”
Because that’s not how CEOs negotiate pay...at all. How little a boss pays their employees is based on what they can get away with while negotiating wages. There is a reason why employees are discouraged from discussing their salaries with one another. It’s to keep pay negotiations in favor of the boss. And in a hypothetical environment, such as an office building with more men in it than women, you can get away with paying women a lower salary, by making it difficult to compare her earnings with other employees.
Democrats are simply trying to capitalize on something genetically instilled in the female brain: I ask you, what is one of the first lines a young girl blurts out when she learns to speak?
- "It's not fair!"
If the Gender Gap really is a myth, then that's great news, it means we're on the right track for equality. But I'm noticing a distinct lack of sources in the description, and it seems to only talk about America. I would be far more convinced if I could check for myself where the video gets these statistics from, and whether they apply outside the US.
This video is misinformed and misconstrues a Georgetown study titled, "Women Can't Win Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing
High-Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less than Men" to manipulate its audience. One main finding of the study is, "Discrimination. Even when women do everything “right”—choose a high-paying field of study, pursue a high-paying major within that field, and get a job in a high-paying occupation—women still get paid less than their male peers. If a man and woman who are equally qualified get the same job, the woman still only earns 92 cents for every dollar the man is paid—more than 81cents, to be sure, but a far cry from earnings equality." To not include this principal finding of the 68 page study is disrespectful to the truth of the gender wage gap, which might not be that every woman earns 77 cents to every 1 dollar a man earns, but it still exists at a 8 cent deficit according to the sited Georgetown study. Shame to PragerU for disrespecting the truth and mission of this study, spreading factually incorrect data with conviction, and manipulating its millions of viewers.
+Alexis F Facts don't care about ur feelings, statistics have proven that women are more interested in jobs that are more focused on care such as teaching,nursing and the rest( all these jobs pay less). The idea society tell women what job career they should take is so untrue, as a little kid girls are all thought that anything is possible and they could be anything. Biology also plays a factor in the gender gap cuz women are way less disagreeable than men.
Bernard Brunu Who are you to make the broad, sweeping generalization that women shy away from such jobs? That is wrong. As a young girl society tells you that you must aspire to marriage and motherhood or if you aspire to academia, you must choose the humanities. There is a reason why nonprofits like Girls Who Code exists, it is because girls need to have someone telling them that they can pursue a career in STEM or to your suggestion that they can be a police officer or a firefighter. It is not at the fault of women not making the right choices. These fields are dominated and lead by men, often this lack of female representation leads to sexism. It is hard to be the only woman in the room, as I am one of the only girls on my robotics team, and it is hard to be a woman in a field that have historically employed men as the majority. You have no right to claim that women “shy” away from such jobs because you are not a woman.
+Alexis F What about right now?U say in the past women weren't accepted in such jobs but u didn't bring up the right now the jobs are available and they still refuse to do it. U say anyone can choose their profession which is true but fail to realize that choosing ur occupation also contribute to income inequality. Evidence has proven that when it comes to jobs that pay more women shy away from them.
Bernard Brunu Any person can choose their profession. Actually, in the past women have been told that they are not capable of doing such jobs and therefore have been excluded from the jobs that you have mentioned because such jobs fit the “masculine” stereotype. Women should be accepted into those fields because historically they have not been which is discriminatory against women.
Exactly, and choices are made of totally Free will hahahahahaha common.... woman do not take more responsabilities to clean at home or be with kids... for example.... that takes their time for choosing more proffessional development... why is this for? Free choice? Hahahahaa I had to totally quit my job as a University teacher because I choosed to have kids. A Man can both have the job and the family, it is true than we choose, but it isn't a free choice, it's a social impossed one because of a gender gap. Watch the video of eh about the "dream gap", it also have to do with that. I get sad that a woman is making this video:-(
Ok we have different points of view about how society should be, I believe that both things could and should be posible, both be a happy mother and good job possibilities. That men should also take the same responsabilities in their child care. You don't see it this way? Congratulations then because you got it...
The insurace industry in Canada hires mostly women by a sickening majority of 90%. Just walk around any insurance brokerage, office, claims offices, etc (except Management) and you will see this majority with your own eyes.
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