The Gender Wage Gap speech
Final Speech Presentation
“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.”
Susan B. Anthony
Defining the Gender Wage Gap
The gender wage gap refers to the ratio of female to male wages and is used to measure the income disparity between men and women.
“Today, the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns…in
2014, that’s an embarrassment. It is wrong.” –President Obama, remarks on equal pay for equal work, April
Women, however, earn more than men with certain
“women-affiliated” occupations, while men typically earn more for the higher-authority/executive occupations.
Female FinanciallyDominated Occupations
Male FinanciallyDominated Occupations
A glass ceiling is a political term used to describe "the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements." This graph was shown in Time Magazine’s “Addressing the Wage Gap” Article
What explains the wage gap?
Women work less hours- this is because for the most part, they are still more responsible than their significant other for home-care
Women have children- in a lot of places, leave of absences for pregnancy and child birth are unpaid for
Discrimination against women who hold positions of authority
Occupational Segregation- The fact that women and men are concentrated in different occupations