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Gender Still Affects Wages

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  • 1. Gender Still Effects Wages By: Kelsey Coke
  • 2. Background
    • My research on similar subjects showed that women are still making less than men and when they try to teach that to younger generations, the professors are not rated as well among students.
    • There is also suggestions that women are moving up in the job world, making about 91% of what men make, but that still is not enough…it should be 100% equal.
  • 3. Hypothesis
    • Based on the research, I wanted to see if women are still being held back by wage inequality at work, if this caused them to have self esteem issues because of it, and what their children thought of them.
  • 4. Methods & Subjects
    • Since I do not work in an environment with enough subjects to test, I went to my mother’s work and tested 20 subjects at her work. I gave them a questionnaire that asked 9 different questions and had them turn it in anonymously. I then went to the women in the office and verbally asked them how their job made them feel so I could gauge their reaction and body language.
  • 5. Results
    • Once I calculated out the results to the questions, I established that the women earned an average of 11.01 an hour while the men made an average of 13.58 and hour. I also could tell by the women’s reactions that they are obviously bothered by the fact that they do not make as much money especially because they looked at the floor when I asked this. The results clearly show that the female subjects mostly had spouses that made more money than they did and that their children also favor the job of the spouse more when they make more money.
  • 6. Conclusion
    • When testing my hypothesis I found that through my test and results, I was right that women are still being underpaid for their work and clearly they are not happy about it. They earn an average of about $2.00 less at my mother’s work when they work just as hard and equally. Women do still have a long way to go before they are equal in the workforce and clearly gender is effecting the wages.
  • 7. References
    • Abel , Millicent H., Meltzer, Andrea L. (2007, June 19). Student Ratings of a Male and Female Professor's Lecture on Sex Discrimination in the Workforce. Springer Science + Business Media , 57: 173-180 . August 4th, 2009. <http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1315750141&Fmt=6&clientId=23824&RQT=309&VName=PQD&cfc=1>.
    • Cooke, Thomas J., Boyle Paul, Couch Kenneth, Feijten Peteke. (2009, February 1). A Longitudal Analysis of Family Migration and the Gender Gap in Earnings in the United States and Great Britain. Demography , 46:1:147-165 . August 10, 2009. <http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=3&did=1632837041&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=6&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1250221880&clientId=23824>.
    • Kimmel, Michael. 2008. The Gendered Society, Third Edition . New York, New York. Oxford.

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