When you have a job that isn’t really an occupation, it’s not surprising that your female colleagues may not appreciate the perks you get.
However, when it comes to the workplace, there is no gender pay gap.
There is a difference, however, when you have an occupation that requires a certain amount of training and experience.
In that case, it is a pretty big gap.
According to a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.
According to the National Women’s Law Center, women are more likely to be employed in occupations that require the skills they need to be successful in, such as nursing, clerical work, child care, and food preparation.
Women also earn more when they have children than men.
For every 100-year-old woman, there are 2.3 men in that same age group who are raising children, according to the Center for Women and Politics.
That means that men earn an average of 77 cents per dollar earned, or just under a dollar more than women.
“It’s really important to understand that this is not the case,” says Sara Ewing, director of the Center on Women in Society at the Women’s Policy Institute, a non-profit advocacy group.
“In many of these occupations, women have to do the hard work of finding qualified workers to do these jobs.”
According a 2016 study by the University and the University at Buffalo, women also earn a higher percentage of jobs in higher-paying, less-controversial fields.
Researchers found that women in nursing, for example, earn 77% more than men in nursing-related fields.
“I would argue that the reality is that women are being paid less because they are doing the same work,” Ewing says.
“That is not fair.”
When it comes down to it, the biggest barrier for women is the gender pay difference.
Ewing says that even if a woman is able to land a good job in her chosen field, the odds are stacked against her.
The gender pay disparity also hurts women’s career prospects.
While a male worker who is qualified for a given position can expect to earn more than a female worker, a woman with the same qualifications but a different skill set is likely to earn less.
For example, a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree in nursing is expected to pay a male nurse $13,200, whereas a bachelor degree in clinical nursing can earn a female nurse $17,600.
As Ewing notes, women typically have less education than men, so they can’t apply for all the positions.
And, she adds, there’s also the issue of time.
Studies have found that the average woman spends less than 20 hours a week doing housework, child-rearing, and caring for children, which means she may have to work even longer hours to maintain her career.
So, while the gender gap in wages may seem like a major one, the real issue is not that there isn’t a gender pay inequality.
It’s that there is a huge gap.
In the end, women still get less than men for the same amount of work. Comments