The Gender Pay Gap

We work together, and we may produce the same thing, but our wages are not equal.

This is the language of many in the media and art circles and some international companies to demand gender pay justice.

The “pay gap” between the sexes refers to the difference between men and women in pay regardless of their roles or jobs, which differs from wage parity, which means that companies must ensure that women and men in similar jobs receive the same pay for work they do.

These are the most recent facts about the demand for justice in wages.

They do the same thing every day, they have the same academic qualifications, and the same experience, but men get paid about $ 20,000 a year more than women.

In other words, a man earns a salary equal to eight percent of the woman’s salary.

This is the conclusion of a new study on the pay gap between men and women in the United States in the health sector.

Researchers are trying to come up with concrete reasons to explain this gender pay gap, but the study concludes that it is still difficult to understand.

The study offers some possibilities, which it believes contribute to men’s earning higher than women’s wages, including domestic obligations for women, and the way men negotiate their salaries.

The study was conducted on medical and educational staff in several medical schools in 12 states, and the result was always the same, except for a slight exception among women studying radiotherapy who found that they were paid slightly more than men.

On the contrary, researchers found that the gap is increasing in the specialties of orthopedic surgery, heart and obstetrics, as men get much higher salaries than women working in these disciplines.

In sum, the wage gap between Americans is not limited to a specialty or field.

The difference in pay between men and women is the result of the policy of discrimination by employers towards their employees, the tendency of women to do traditional work and the acceptance of less-paid jobs.

While they are more educated than men, the more women go up the hierarchy, the greater the wage gap with men.

Interestingly enough, when it comes to school, it is the girls who have the most success, starting from Kindergarten and continuing onward through the years.

But the key shift occurs when they then start moving towards less selective courses, less scientific than men.

This subtle shift definitely plays a significant role in the type of jobs they receive and therefore the average wages across the entire gender.

In addition, women enter the labor market a few months later than men.

Young adults, they are just as active, and often a little less unemployed. But already, 1 to 4 years after the end of their studies, their median net salary is 9% lower than that of young men.

The gap is growing with the degree level.

In conclusion, the gender pay gap seems much more complicated than a simple hiring discrimination story.

Several other less obvious factors contribute to fueling this wage difference! Whether it is vertical segregation, working time or the segregation of trades, all play an explanatory role in this wage difference.

So there is a long way to go before women are at the same stage.