• K
  • San Tan Valley, United States
  • 22 days ago

Homework Help! 😬

I have to write an essay on the gender pay gap. I’m trying to pick the prompt that is the most clear and easy to write about. I made these up but I don’t have an opinion yet because I’ve only done a little research so far so don’t get weird on me lol. Which one should I choose?
  • A
  • Kannapolis, USA
  • 17 days ago

I remember this class. Uncc womens and gender studies? I have all of my notes somewhere lol

  • A
  • 20 days ago

I’d say the third one - because wow does that hit home right now! The struggle of a modern day working mother is cruel, the current state of the country does not make life any easier either.

  • A
  • Raeford, USA
  • 20 days ago

Second to last question. And the answer is that it is caused by the choices women tend to make vs men. Women are more likely statistically to be stay at home parents (which is a good thing) and more likely to choose a lower paying career they're passionate about than a high paying one they hate.

  • C
  • San Mateo, United States
  • 20 days ago

I like the what can legislation do to fix it with maternity leave. "Explained" on Netflix would be good to watch for this, it ends up being more of a mom pay gap then gender when looked into. Rwanda and Iceland are the countries with the least pay gap. Both have about 50% of their gov't controlled by women. Iceland did it by making the fathers equally responsible for raising a kid and gives equal paternity leave. Rwanda was because with the war they were left with mainly women. I'd recommend watching that for some insight and as a source.

  • K
  • San Tan Valley, United States
  • 20 days ago

Thanks Courtney!

  • L
  • Galloway, United States
  • 21 days ago

I would go with prompt #3, when discussing the wage gap those are aspects of the work place which are often discussed. Work and home life flexibility - as that is where they say it originated was because women were the homemakers, and hit a glass ceiling for many executive promotions because decision makers were concerned they would choose family responsibilities over their professional ones. They now know it comes down to the person, and it could be a man or women (or both) which take on more household responsibilities. So providing compensation benefits or legislation which improves work and personal life balance can narrow the gap and ensure no one is overlooked purely because they have children. It wouldn't be a factor to worry about then. And it's THE big factor - besides gender stereotypes which for along time limited female interest in STEM during their adolescent stage (think toys boys and girls were geared towards), and those are high paying jobs. Good luck on your paper!

  • K
  • San Tan Valley, United States
  • 20 days ago

thank you lemony!

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