Real Cause of Gender Earning Gap

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Toolsmith
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Real Cause of Gender Earning Gap

Women earn less because of different jobs, not different pay in the same jobs...

http://www.aei.org/publication/there-really-is-no-gender-wage-gap-there-...

There is a way to change that, but will anyone bother?

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In the most general terms,

In the most general terms, tall people make more money than short people, handsome men and pretty women make more than the less pulchritudinous, intelligent and energetic people make more money than sloths and bag ladies and bums, educated people make more money than the class drones who slept during the class, people who work 50 hours per week make more than those who chose to work 20 hours per week, people who work in highly specialized and technical jobs make more money than people who work with Inuit social dancing degrees. What, I ask, can we do to correct these horrible discriminatory practices???

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Most economists have pretty

Most economists have pretty much agreed that the gender gap doesn't exist.

That being said, I have seen that, unless you work in a highly structured industry (like education, government, military), how much you get paid is largely a function of how much you bitch about it, and/or how often you move from company to company.

In any event, the current enrollment in colleges is skewed towards women, so I would not be surprised if there's an overall gap the other way in 20 years.

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Relevant, this just came out
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