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Women earn 49 cents for every $1 men earn, new report says

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The wage gap separating men and women is much wider than previously thought, according to a new report. The Institute for Women's Policy Research claims women earned $0.49 for each dollar that a man was paid over a 15-year span. That's a big difference from census data that show women make $0.80 for each dollar a man earns. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the gender pay gap. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
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King Amen-Tut-Ankh (6 days ago)
I thought cnn and other fake news outlets said 80 to the dollar ? You better get with your fake news buddies soon and get y’all a story straight before even the super dumb people catch on or use commons sense to debunk this lie
TwisterCuber (8 days ago)
So it was 79 but now it's 49? The pay gap isn't real. It's the average earnings between men and women. Men work longer hours and harder and riskier jobs. Women tend to not work these jobs which is why on average women make less. It would actually be illegal for women to be paid less than men. Let me guess it exempts all other race of men except white men right? Because as a 15 year old white male I'm more privileged than a 32 year old working white female right? And I must make so much more than her because I'm a male right but I'm not legally able to have a decent job yet? You feminists are pathetic.
Lane Funai (9 days ago)
Curiously enough, if you take a job that pays less than someone else, then you get paid less than someone else.
davidpar2 (15 days ago)
Apparently the “79 cents to the dollar” narrative wasn’t enough for cbs, now they’ve upped the ante to “49 cents to the dollar.” Pathetic shilling
Craig 11 (12 days ago)
davidpar2 😂 for real, if this was true they could half their wage bill by firing men and only employing women, men unemployment rate would be high asf
Griffin Mumbelgrofft (17 days ago)
Isn’t it a business’s 1st Amendment right to hire whomever and to pay them whatever?
Henry VIII (18 days ago)
Earn and paid is not the same. They earn less, yes, but they are not paid less.
Tis4 Tru (20 days ago)
What a good joke
Enigma McC (22 days ago)
New report. The earth is flat
zac 249 (1 month ago)
If the wage gap was true then why aren’t big companies hiring only women if they don’t have to pay as much to keep them employed as men?
anita dervishi (1 month ago)
ok so if women get paid less for the same job than wouldn't all workers be females? if i were to hire a man for 5$\h or a woman that does basically the same thing for 3$\h than i'd have to be dumb to choose the man. unless of course the man does his job way better and faster.
Kevin Babicz (1 month ago)
Fake news, Gender pay gap is a myth. Men are willing to do more work then women so the make more. Clinton Broadcasting Station is Fake.
tmb24jr (1 month ago)
If this were true, women would make up basically the entire workforce.
Kyle Main (2 months ago)
THIS JUST IN: Less work = less money!
James Fleming (2 months ago)
"The women's institute for social policy research"????? That's all we need to know. I'm totally tone deaf after hearing that!You have two institutions of total and complete fakery teaming up to misrepresent something. The "free press"and some university think tank of women on social policy. What's not to be believed? These morning shows will make you get up and go to work,even with bubonic plague.They should be called what they actually are. "Women are the center of the universe".
Todd Shaw (2 months ago)
This is pathetic journalism. Please call it an earnings gap.
*"The wage gap is simply the average earnings of men and women working full-time. It does not count for different job positions, hours worked, or the same job. It has nothing to do with the same job. It has nothing to do with discrimination."* ~Shoe0nHead, Idk when
TwisterCuber (8 days ago)
I think she said that in 2015 or 2016 and she uses it for a button
jmanfinest (2 months ago)
Choices is the key word for the gender pay gap. Women choices. Men are blamed for everything. Oh the air conditioning is too cold, men's fault. Women earn less for more benefits. Btw feminists, benefits are not free. If you look at the benefits and the pay, there is little to no wage gap.
Porfirio the hedgehog (2 months ago)
Who made the count, a women corporation. They compared all the wages from the poor people and the rich
ZeFlo (2 months ago)
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there will always be something to offend a feminist
darthgoober (3 months ago)
That's not a wage gap, it's a yearly earnings gap... there's a distinct difference between those two things.
TwisterCuber (8 days ago)
The wage gap isn't even a thing.
Ken MacDonald (3 months ago)
#FakeNews #MSMEnemyOfThePeople
nighthawk82 (3 months ago)
"This is really eye opening"... ? Why can't I stop facepalming at that statement... complete trash news. Do proper research and inform people with the whole picture not with some statistics of some agenda you wanna push. Man this makes me so angry.
Jonny Bravo (3 months ago)
"Negotiate higher pay... ..ask for raises.." Do stuff men do. Also, go into higher paying fields, work more overtime, find spouse that will raise children why you work.
mboiko (3 months ago)
Ahh, I would go with the recent Harvard Study... Harvard Study: "Gender Wage Gap" Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women The “gender wage gap” is as real as unicorns and has been killed more times than Michael Myers. https://fee.org/articles/harvard-study-gender-pay-gap-explained-entirely-by-work-choices-of-men-and-women/
‘Murica 1776 (3 months ago)
Feminists: “I want to close the gender wage gap.” Also feminists: “I’m going to college to major in Feminist Dance Therapy instead of Electrical Engineering.”
King Amen-Tut-Ankh (6 days ago)
AnnoyingAsian yea women in the military is a huge joke .. they get so pampered is crazy
AnnoyingAsian (17 days ago)
Feminists “I want to have equality” Army “Woman allowed to work in the military.” Feminists: ok just pay us less
TheBlackiwid (3 months ago)
No it's actually 0.000001 Cent per Dollar I found out.
A Diggy (3 months ago)
I love how the woman cartoon on the graphs is wearing a "sexy office" outfit while the man is just dressed normal. VERY feminist of you guys CBS.
Griffin Mumbelgrofft (17 days ago)
A Diggy That’s sexist, you can’t demand that women cover up their bodies! It’s their bodies!!!
Tony Tawa (3 months ago)
More women attend college than men.  Since men with college degrees tend to earn more than women, there must be gender bias.  Sure.  I don't think the fact that the ratio of men/women majoring in Petroleum Engineering is basically the inverse of the gender breakdown for Art History has anything to do with it.  If you decide to take courses like Italian Renaissance Art instead of Differential Equations in college, don't complain about a gender wage gap between male and female dominated professions when you get out.
killmoo (3 months ago)
So their answer is big govrnment....
killmoo (3 months ago)
0:36 they just debunked it!
Chilli boii commentary (3 months ago)
Hungergirl101 (3 months ago)
All the boys in these comments trying to fight back 😂 #likeagirl #girlpower 💪🏼 where are all of my feminists?
TwisterCuber (8 days ago)
Tell me one thing that is true that feminism fights for. Feminism has lasted far too long and unlike in the 20's it is no longer needed.
2012clarity (3 months ago)
I'm so tired of men. You're just exhausting...in every way.
Ken MacDonald (3 months ago)
Unlock Gridlock (3 months ago)
Is this a troll
flyingkoopa45 (3 months ago)
Did this study take in hours worked, overtime, level of education and job experience, among other things that factor into your check?
harun razak (2 months ago)
Will Ganness (3 months ago)
And men create and produce more than 90% of all the goods and services. Do you really think that women produce half of the value in sociey's workplaces? Take a drive and see who is building the highways, digging the drains, on the utility poles. Who is inventing the stuff taking society forward? Women benefit significantly more than men on government expenditure, women start to get more than she put in taxes from age 35, men will break even if he crosses 70. If women left the work place we might see an increase in productivity and better parenting of children and more stable economy and population growth.
Two Niner (3 months ago)
Feminism is destroying America.
SoCali (3 months ago)
The so called wage gap is due in part because men get degrees in more lucrative fields such as finance, computer science, and engineering. I would imagine that men as a group tend to perform better in certain jobs than women and get more promotions and higher merit increases judging by the high number of male CEO's. Also many successful entrepreneurs tend to be men.
Dennis Dubois (3 months ago)
Women call out more often and only good 3 weeks out of the month. Imho as a former business owner. Men are worth more to employees especially married fathers .
Fah Q SrGinKo (3 months ago)
Why is this news? Lmao
Eric Martin (3 months ago)
wow... CBS is doubling-down on the already discredited "Wage Gap". its like CBS is paid by Russia and China to cover bogus internal US stories that causes dissent between Race, Sex and Political divides. when will people on the Left wake up to the fact they are being used and lied to. i dont mind people expressing their opinions but when those opinions turn into demands and trample upon my rights, that is where i draw the line. what ever happened to debate, facts over emotion and logic?
Bruce Wayne (3 months ago)
+Eric Martin I know all that mate, what I'm talking about is "CBS is paid by Russia and China to cover bogus internal US stories that causes dissent between Race, Sex and Political divides" if this is all you have to go on, then it's ALL news in US that do this and all are complicit, so the dissent is not coming from the outside, it is your OWN government that is doing it to you.
Eric Martin (3 months ago)
+Bruce Wayne its the fact that there are fields that women have no interest in perusing or they lack the physical ability to peruse. when a news agency takes takes a broad study and fails to factor in many variables of coarse they come up with a biased "wage-gap". things like over time, hazard pay, holiday where the job still needs to be done no matter what day it is plus jobs like construction and sanitation that tend to be lower skill but higher pay because of the nature of the job.
Bruce Wayne (3 months ago)
At first I thought something along the conspiratory lines as well, but it's every news agency that does this so I think you're doing it to yourself.
ffb.6 (3 months ago)
Stop with this bs... Women are not payed less; paying women less for the same job is illegal! Women earn collectivity less because of different life choices...if you are actually payed less you have a nice lawsuit. Plus why even hiring men if women do the same job for less money?!
Affinity (3 months ago)
I work 60 hours a week and my wife works 40. I'm an electrician working in NYC and she works at a bank. I work 3200 more hours in a year and take home 3x what she does. Where is the problem? I know. There isnt one.
Affinity (3 months ago)
+Unlock Gridlock yeah I meant 1040. I did 60 x 52.
Unlock Gridlock (3 months ago)
You work 3200 *more* hours a year? (60-40)*52=1040 more hours not 3200.
Daniel KATHY (3 months ago)
LOOK! THIS REPORT IS ONLY THE YEARS BETWEEN 1955-2016. You should have said that OUT LOUD. The way you did it makes me believe you are hiding the FACT THAT IT IS NOT UP TO DATE!
Alexander Baldrsson (3 months ago)
What can we understand from this? Women work less time and less paying jobs.
Geo Hurtado (3 months ago)
Fake news🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Jason Rodriguez (3 months ago)
Such trash
titebuoy (3 months ago)
She explained that the main reason was taking time off to raise children
Scotto Wd (3 months ago)
Another misleading report!!!!!
Chancelor Duckworth (3 months ago)
I call bs
Manuel Koza (3 months ago)
Debra Jensen (3 months ago)
As you can see by comments, facts mean nothing to the right. 🤣🤣
Griffin Mumbelgrofft (17 days ago)
What facts? Women earned less because they take time off to have children and tend to loved ones. They are taking total earnings from 2001-2015 and comparing men’s earnings to women’s earnings. Men worked more and earned more during that time. Big whoop This video is divisive because it breaks the labor market into two groups and is trying to get these two groups to fight. The real problem exists between workers and business owners. Whereas it’d be more effective if men and women workers united to take on business to get a bigger cut, CBS wants to sough division between the sexes so no advancement for workers will be made. CBS knows what they’re doing. They are a corporate shill for advertisers who advertise for businesses who want to keep labor costs down. Wake up
Ken MacDonald (3 months ago)
As you can tell by this #FakeNews, facts mean nothing to democrats. For example: 1) Greedy businessmen, in an effort to improve profits, ship jobs over seas, often hiring foreign women and children. 2) Greedy businessmen refuse to improve profits by hiring women. Choose one, since only one can be true.
Oh yeah, because this video is filled with facts 🤣👌😂
Dylan Espinosa (3 months ago)
go watch the Prague video and tell me facts so don't matter
jeffw1267 (3 months ago)
Reality doesn't change because you're a woman and you want it that way.
David B (3 months ago)
Its 2018 and these stupid fools are still preaching this propaganda
1984 IsHere (3 months ago)
Fake news.
Big Dick (3 months ago)
1984 IsHere It’s real. There are many reasons why it isn’t real, but sexism isn’t one of them.
Priyanka Upadhyay (3 months ago)
Still Man Suicide Rate Is Higher? I'm a Woman And Believe Me This Isn't True
Griffin Mumbelgrofft (17 days ago)
Why are you capitalizing every word?
‘Murica 1776 (3 months ago)
Priyanka Upadhyay Having a vagina doesn’t qualify you as an expert on the subject.
Logan Honors (3 months ago)
Are you saying that you are denying statistics
Max the Scarecrow (3 months ago)
"Whataboutism" isn't a proper way to handle anything. "I know alt-right are bad, but what about alt-left?"...Even though it isn't the topic of the conversation (and the alt-left being a derogatory term used by the far right to discredit anyone on far left) and it serves no one. If that's how you want to handle the conversation though, what about men being (by a large percentage) more likely to commit rape then women? Can you see how "whataboutism" can be harmful?
Zeke Rodriguez (3 months ago)
Men work more hours, do more dangerous work
Zeke Rodriguez (2 months ago)
SR Kidd And engage high risk high, high reward behavior.
SR Kidd (2 months ago)
Don't forget that men negotiate better.
Michael Ray (3 months ago)
I would like to see women digging ditches cleaning out sewers loading 150 lb bags in a truck works on sky scrapers, white men need to let the women blacks Mexicans and liberals just go ahead a take over and flush America down the toilet like the rest of the world
mattdaddy123 (3 months ago)
Reported this video for being misleading. I’d advise everyone else to do the same.
Timothy Love (3 months ago)
Slick Ratchet (3 months ago)
All the working wahmen I know make dam good money...fake news!
Timothy Love (3 months ago)
The odd thing to me is, there seems to be more women working than men these days.
Abdux Cooper (3 months ago)
This is the dumbest thing i have ever heard, if you read the report, you will realize how dumb it sounds and get shocked from how they got to the conclusion. Turns out you have to go to work to earn money WOOOOOOOOOW. It turns out it has nothing to do with a gender, its because women are less aggressive to ask for raises and not asking for more work hours.
nibot kram (3 months ago)
You have to show up to get paid. Wow, who knew?
mikeyspikey2 (1 month ago)
nibot kram I know this was meant to be a jab but I cracked up reading this comment. It’s as if they uncovered a huge mystery lmao
Timothy Love (3 months ago)
The report is misleading. Just another way to cause people to feel inferior and bring division, as long as you're democrat, the democratic party doesn't mind hurting your feelings for their political gain.
Aaron Hayes (3 months ago)
I'm a dem and I hate that that's true
Two Niner (3 months ago)
Right, this report doesn’t take into consideration the type of job, hours worked, or education. It is just feminist propaganda to advocate for socialism. Basically is says that if you are a man supporting your family while your white works part time or works at home full time growing and nurturing the family that you as the man are oppressing women. Man hating feminists hard at work.
Joan Snow (3 months ago)
Timothy Love wow
LowLands Pete (3 months ago)
From the report.. 'An examination of the different labor force experiences of women and men across 15-year time periods, as is done in this report, shows that only 28 percent of women and 59 percent of men worked persistently full-time, year-round between 2001 and 2015'. .. less hours is less pay.
Ken MacDonald (3 months ago)
+Max the Scarecrow "They don't deserve as big of a wage as a full-time working man for the same job?" There's no evidence a full time working woman working the same job as a man doesn't make as much as a full time working man.
TheBlackiwid (3 months ago)
and even if they have currently, if they are older than 30 or so they likely have more breaks in their career less time to harnest work related skills so they have less experience and are less productive. And even woman that don't get children take more part time and do less late hours.
+Max the Scarecrow They get the exact same wage. That's the problem with statistics, a lot of people get confused on how to understand them. They are simply saying that LESS women work than men, so MORE men make MORE money and MORE women make LESS money. Again, not because the ones that DO work get paid less, but because a good half of females do not have a full time job.
Max the Scarecrow (3 months ago)
But what about those 28% that work full time? What? They don't deserve as big of a wage as a full-time working man for the same job?
guuntis (3 months ago)
Indeed it almost looks like, if you work half as much you get paid half as much. :D
Double O Seven (3 months ago)
This is all a farce

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