By: Jessica Santiago
The gender earning gaps has been occurring for quite some time now. It’s amazing how in the 21st century we still feel the unfairness of this situation. Why is it that men have the benefit of obtaining a fair amount of respect and paycheck? Why do women have to work extra hard just to proof that they have the right to earn that same amount of earnings, and yet they become cheated on by society? Will this issue will ever be resolve?
A 2010 study by Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that works to create a better job opportunities for women in business, discovered that male graduates are more likely to get assignedto jobs of higher rank and earn, $4,600 more than women in their first post-MBA joB. In 2013, among full-time workers, women were paid only 78 percent of what men were paid. Nearly in every job occupation women get pay less than what men get paid. Is this really necessary? What about gender equality?
While more education is an effective weapon for increasing earnings, it does not protect anyone against the gender pay gap. At every level of academic achievement, women’s earnings are less than men’s earnings, and in some cases, the gender pay gap is larger at higher levels of education Black and Hispanic women earn less than their white and Asian peers do, even when they have the same educational level. Is it really necessary to be discriminating women as a gender itself and base on skin color? I believe payment should be base on the employees knowledge, how hard they work, the time they dedicate into the companies they work for.