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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:32 AM  
cmpcmp
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Default Re: Can Women have it all?

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the only reason women are under payed is because there are a lot of those women who don't mind working for a lower pay if they have a husband... But it's still wrong
(Note: all stats and info is on the US)

Are women really under paid? well the answer is convoluted, If you were to go and see what jobs they are working and see if the women of the men were getting paid more, they say its something like 70/100 (so iv heard). But none of these studies that do this research account for some very important factors.

-past experience
-training
-seniority (how long you have been working there)
-and other things

All of these things influence how much people are paid, like how teachers with a masters degree get paid more than those with out one, or in the same case, how teachers get paid more if they have worked at that school for longer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_p..._United_States

read "choice theory"

in essence is says that because a woman is more likely than a man to take a break form their careerer, or start one late, or end one early, this makes all of the above factors come into play and causes their pay to be less, but infarct equal to the amount that a man who had the same amount of work would have gotten.
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