Informative Speech Essay

983 Words Feb 11th, 2011 4 Pages
(David Hurt, COM 108)
Low Pay for Women Compared to Men in America

How much did you pay for your car?
Did you know that the difference between an average man and women’s salary is enough to purchases a new automobile in America. Below I’m going to discuss the pay gaps, Educational aspects with men and women, and why this issue is world wide. In order to better understand this issue of pay between men and women look at your wife’s or husband’s pay and you’ll see the difference. So, let's go through the differences and see what it leads us to.

A. What causes pay Gaps.
1. Discrimination in the work place. What is discrimination you ask well it is the treatment or consideration of, or making
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Likewise with women who deviate from the “female” norm and work full-time.

Now that we have went through the causes of pay gaps let’s explore if Education is a factor.

B Is Education a factor.
1. One year out of college, women working full time earn 80% percent of what men earn. Ten years later, women earn 69% percent as much as men. Particularly unexpected was the gap one year out of college, when men and women should be most likely to show pay equity. “If a woman and a man make the same choices, will they receive the same pay?” the study says. “The answer is no. These unexplained gaps are evidence of discrimination, which remains a serious problem for women in the work force.”

2. I hate to blame the victim, but that sounds plausible to me. I know far too many women who think it is somehow unseemly in the workplace to promote themselves, or demand more money. I think many women consistently undervalue themselves and their skills, which may be why many of us take on the bulk of the household chores even though we hold demanding jobs.

Now that we have a better understanding of the factors that education plays in low pay for women, now I’m going to discuss the problem on a world wide scale.

C. Salary Gender Bias
1. For the world’s women who earn about 78% of what the world’s men make the right to pay equity represents a way to compel labor market institutions to deliver

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