Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Equal Education Unequal Pay

Kayla Evans is part of a team of designers and researchers that towards the close of last year put together an infographic showing why the gender wage gap in the US continues to be a growing concern.  TPQ is pleased to reproduce the infographic here.







It’s 2012 and close to four years after the Lilly ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong.

Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, men still make almost 20% more than women in nearly all industries. This is despite the fact that women receive the same education, with the same tuition price tags and levels of debt upon graduation. The only major differences are that there are more ladies in college and they have better average GPAs to boot. The benefits of paying women their fair share include increasing the GDP while reducing the poverty rates for families.

Check out the infographic below to see what else the gender wage gap affects.



Provided by: LearnStuff.com

7 comments:

itsjustmacker said...

If a male and female went through college and then university studying the same subject, and both got jobs at the same company, they should be both on the same salary.

larry hughes said...

AND THE SAME MATERNITY LEAVE.

AM said...

Itsjustmacker,

Kayla and her colleagues have a good device for conveying information. There should be equal pay for the same work. Can't see why there should not be. But things have long been like this and every manner of excuse devised for maintaining the status quo. A bit like the Church saying no to women priests in order to ensure that the men of the Church can continue telling the women of the world that they can't have equal rights.

itsjustmacker said...

Anthony:

I can't for the life of me understand as to why you directed your post towards me?.

I agreed with Kayla's post, and stated so, or, do you think my post states something different?.

Larry.

I would agree with that as well.

AM said...

Itsjustmacker,

sorry if it came acros as directed against you. It was in support of your post with an elaboration added on. You were spot on with what you said.

frankie said...

It'sjustmackers.. You are right but don't limit it to college educated. And with Larry's idea thrown in. Sounds like a plan to me.

All those in favour raise their right hand..

AM said...

a variant of the same theme