By: Jacinta Sherris
Are Women really making 78 cents for every dollar a man earns? And if so, why?
This past year has brought to light the role women play in contributing to society, with the economy at the forefront of discussion. The issue of gender economic inequality has captivated American politics. “Equal pay for equal work” has been chanted with much anger and outrage towards the notion of the gender wage gap. But is it really true that women are being paid 78 cents for every dollar their male colleagues make? In order to properly address the issue we need to investigate the inner workings of the gender wage gap.
Much of the news surrounding the gender-wage gap revolves around the statistic that women make 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. People are left to conclude that women are paid less than men in the same jobs and…
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