The Wage Gap: Is Gender Bias The Chicken Or The Egg?by The Daily Eye Team May 26 2016, 9:44 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 33 secs
When a field of work traditionally dominated by men is “feminized,” guess what happens. Wages drop! This shows that gender bias is a factor - maybe a big one - in the ongoing “gender wage gap.”Women are said to earn somewhere between 77 and 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. One key explanation given for the wage gap is women’s selection of fields that pay less. For example, teachers and social workers earn less than airline pilots and accountants — and it just so happens that more women choose the low-paying fields and more men go into the higher-paying fields.