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- The wage gap statistic doesn’t compare two similarly situated co-workers of different sexes, working in the same industry, performing the same work, for the same number of hours a day. It merely reflects the median earnings of all men and women classified as full-time workers.
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Kay Hymowitz: Why Women Make Less Than Men
- The Labor Department defines full-time as 35 hours a week or more, and the "or more" is far more likely to refer to male workers than to female ones. According to the department, almost 55% of workers logging more than 35 hours a week are men. In 2007, 25% of men working full-time jobs had workweeks of 41 or more hours, compared with 14% of female full-time workers. In other words, the famous gender-wage gap is to a considerable degree a gender-hours gap.
DAILY CALLER: Different pay for different work
- 25% of men working full-time worked 41 or more hours, compared with only 14% of female full-time workers. “In other words,” Hymowitz says, “the famous gender-wage gap is to a considerable degree a gender-hours gap.”
Christina Hoff Sommers: The Case Against the Paycheck Fairness Act
- An analysis of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, commissioned by the Labor Department, found that the so-called wage gap is mostly, and perhaps entirely, an artifact of the different choices men and women make—different fields of study, different professions, different balances between home and work. Wage-gap activists argue that even when we control for relevant variables, women still earn less. But it always turns out that they have omitted one or two crucial variables. Congress should ignore the discredited claims of activist groups.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Paycheck Fairness Act Is Based on a Misapplied Statistic
- The 77 cent statistic combines men and women who work in different jobs with different numbers of hours. When job, experience, and hours of work are taken into account, rigorous economic studies show women make about the same as men
Meanwhile in Finland...
- Vasemmistonaiset kannattaa samapalkkaisuusohjelman puheenjohtaja, professori Pentti Arajärven esitystä siitä, että miesten ja naisten välinen palkkaero kurotaan umpeen parantamalla naisvaltaisten alojen palkkausta. Palkkaeron kaventamisen voi järjestön mukaan aloittaa julkiselta sektorilta, jolla 40 prosenttia naisista työskentelee. Valtion on maksettava kunnille korotettua valtionosuutta naisvaltaisten alojen palkankorotuksiin. Vasemmistonaisten puheenjohtaja Saila Ruuth muistuttaa, että Suomessa on vuosikausia istunut korkean tason työryhmiä ja on tehty ohjelmia palkkaeron poistamisesta, mutta kehitys on ollut tuskastuttavan hidasta. "Eiköhän se ole jo selvää, ettei palkkaeroa poisteta kokouksilla ja papereilla vaan rahalla."