MythBusting the Gender Pay Gap. A response to Pamela Coukos, US Dept. of Labor Senior Program Advisor Pamela Coukos, US Dept. of Labor Senior Program Advisor (and perhaps Senior Propaganda Advisor?)
Men's E-News - There Is No Gender Wage Gap. What is the Average Hours Per Week Worked in the US? How many hours a week do American work?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (February 2015), Americans work an average of 38.6 hours per week, slightly under the 40 hours which has been traditionally considered a typical work week. The hours worked, on average, vary according to gender, age, marital status, race, location, type of job, and education level. Here's an overview of weekly hours worked in the United States. Average Hours Per Week Worked (US) AgeAge 16-19: 22.6Age 20-24: 36.4Age 25-54: 42.8 55 and Over: 40.3 GenderMen worked an average of 41.1 hours per week. Marriage Married men worked 5.1 hours more per week than men who were never married. Earnings inequality among men soars. Image copyright Dan Kitwood The number of men in low-paid part-time work has increased fourfold over the past 20 years.
New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that one in five low-paid men aged 25 to 55 now work part-time. While 95% of top-earning men normally work full-time, 20% of the lowest paid now work part-time. That means wage inequality for men has risen over two decades, but for women the opposite is the case. Revealed: The Gender Pay Gap Feminists Don't Want to Talk About. To little fanfare from the usual trumpeters of pay inequality, figures released last week highlighted a new, and growing, gender pay gap.
Perhaps we can gain some insight into why the usual suspects lay silent when the latest tranche of data emerged from one of the few headlines it did garner: Earnings inequality among men soars. Men? On the rough end of the equal pay pineapple? Untitled. The table above was inspired by the recent Washington Post article “Want college to pay off?
These are the 50 majors with the highest earnings,” which was based on a report released by Glassdoor on Monday titled “50 Highest Paying College Majors.” Glassdoor, an online employment website, analyzed nearly 500,000 resumes and corresponding salary reports to determine which college majors pay the highest median base salaries during the first five years following graduation. Data Reveals Women Overwhelmingly Choose Lower-Paying College Majors. The research, conducted by AEI scholar Mark J.
Perry who is a professor at the University of Michigan in Flint, argues that any gap in earnings between American men and women are the result of the different career field choices rather than employer discrimination. According to Perry’s research, American women received 57% of all bachelor degrees granted in 2014, which equated to nearly 200,000 more degrees granted to females than to males.
Despite this disparity, the degrees granted to women came overwhelmingly in lower-paying majors, such as Nursing, Journalism, and English. Pay Gap Studies Disprove Myth that Sexism Is Responsible. We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception.
What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies, years ago or even decades ago. One of the oldest of these lies is that women are paid less than men for doing the same work. Like many other politically successful lies, it contains just enough of the truth to fool the gullible. Women as a group do get paid less than men as a group. But not for doing the same work. Being a mother is not an incidental sideline, and being a single mother can be a major restriction on how much time can be put into a job, either in a year or over the years. People like Hillary Clinton can simply grab a statistic about male–female income differences and run with it, since her purpose is not truth but votes. Hillary Clinton’s Faulty Numbers on Equal Pay Would Backfire on Women.
At the Democratic Convention on Monday night, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker lamented that American women do not earn “equal pay for equal work.”
A Hillary Clinton administration, they promised, would right this wrong. The latest U.S. Department of Labor data show that women working full-time make 81 percent of full-time men’s wages. But this figure is both inaccurate and misleading. This statistic looks only at raw averages and does not take into account factors such as education, skills, and hours worked. Related: As Hillary Plays the Woman Card, More Men Are Being Dealt Out.
Patents, Not Sexism, May Be Reason Women Lag in Venture Capital. While women own more than a third of all businesses in the U.S., companies run by them get only about 3 percent of venture capital funding.
Is that one more example of sexism in Silicon Valley? Maybe not, according to a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, which found that the lack of funding may be partly explained by what it calls a gender patent gap. For entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, patents are a bellwether of innovation. Equal Pay? Every Day Men Work 48 Minutes More Than Women. Men work more hours than women in both full-time and part-time jobs, while women still shoulder most of the housework, according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS study, using data from 201,5 shows employed men, on average, work 42 minutes more per day than women. While that figure is partially attributed to women working more part-time jobs than men, among full-time employees, men worked 8.2 hours per day compared to women’s 7.8 hours. One of the biggest reasons why the much-cited gender pay gap, often described by economists as a gross simplification, amounts to an average of 79 cents on the dollar, is because men undertake more paid work than women.
The principle reasons a wage gap appears between men and women is because of life choices such as having children and balancing work with other priorities. A much higher percentage of women engage in housework and unpaid work than men, according to BLS. Men Are Good. We had a reunion for our summer camp. It was held at one of the attendees home, a young man named Jim. He had an older 20 year old sister, Dora, who was also there. Peter and I were both present having been two of the leaders of the camp. As soon as Dora saw Peter, she went wild. OPINION: The misleading rhetoric behind the ‘equal pay’ movement - Daily Inter Lake: Members. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Governor’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force will meet Wednesday, June 29, at the University of Montana from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center Alumni Board Room.)
On Equal Pay Day — which this year fell on April 12 — President Obama lamented the fact that American women make 77 percent of what American men make. Alas, this 77 percent figure is both inaccurate and misleading. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.
Need an account? Start with the former. Consider the following. Uk.businessinsider. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty ImagesShe's at least 9.4% behind those other guys. The recruitment consultancy Robert Half decided to get some early PR out of International Women's Day this Tuesday. Debunking the Wage Gap: We Are Not Victims. There is no gender pay gap. The Sierra Vista Herald April 15 “Good Morning” column, “Being free and equal can be depressing” reveals gross — and perhaps willful — ignorance of the facts about the alleged “gender pay gap.” In my opinion it is another example of the media drinking the political Left’s Kool-Aid. According to Kate O’Beirne, Washington editor of National Review, in her book Women Who Make the World Worse, there is no gender pay gap.
“Gender pay gap” was touted by ‘60s radical, anti-war feminists sporting “59 Cents” buttons. It was codified in the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passed in the House of Representatives 354 to 23 and in the Senate 84 to 8. Lawmakers were assured the bill “enjoyed virtually unanimous support of American women.” Do Women Really Want Equality? The fall season in gender-gap news has started early and with a bang. A study released yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that male doctors earn over 25% more than female doctors. Why am I not surprised? Equal Pay Day: What's really causing the gender wage gap, and how to fix it.
More from the Washington Examiner. Australian women make 83¢ for every $1 dollar a man earns: report. Uk.businessinsider. Harvard prof. takes down gender wage gap myth. International Women's Day isn't the time to be pushing faulty pay gap statistics. International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the vast achievements of women worldwide, while acknowledging the real struggles and oppression millions of women and girls continue to face, including violence, inequality under the law and limited access to education.
Businessinsider.com. Report: Gender Plays No Role in Tech Pay. Gender plays no role in compensation for technology professionals. Why are feminists so reluctant to offer practical advice to other women? I recently attended a talk for aspiring young journalists where the two female speakers were both senior news editors at a national publication. The gender pay gap is dead. Bernie Sanders can't close the gender wage gap, because it's due to choice. At Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, Vermont Sen. How Coworking Helped an Education Accelerator. Harvard studies: Women don't always prefer leadership positions in business.
In progressive discussions of the gender gap in business leadership, there’s something of a third rail: the idea that maybe, just maybe, women don’t want the jobs at the top. New Data, Same Story on Mothers, Fathers and the Work/Life Balance. Welcome. Forbes Article Nails the Causes of the Wage Gap. Male doctors make less than female doctors. There Is No Wage Gap: Feminists Want Equal Pay for Unequal Work.
Special report: BLS data do not support existence of “wage gap” The “wage gap” is evidence that Western women are pampered, coddled and spoiled. Persons at work in nonagricultural industries by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and usual full- or part-time status. National Hiring Experiments Reveal 2:1 Faculty Preference for Women on STEM Tenure Track. New Study Undermines Supposed Sexism In STEM Hiring. Feminists overreach with Equal Pay Day.