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Economics-Genders and Discrimination

Issues where gender and discrimination are taking place.

 

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Most of today’s young, professional women have been told since their childhood that they are a man’s equal. They grew up believing that, thanks to the brave women’s rights pioneers of the early 1900s, they would go through life with the same rights and opportunities as men. But in the 21st century, gender discrimination is still very much alive and it continues to clearly impact the lives of millions of Americans every day.

Article: A Review of Gender Inequa...
Source: The University of Utah
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Even in the executive professional level, there is gender discrimination.  How do we change this, and what are the impacts?

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Competitive canoeist Samantha Rippington filed a challenge Thursday against the London Organizing Committee claiming that the lack of women’s canoeing events at the Olympics constitutes discrimination against women.

Article: A Female Canoeist Files a...
Source: A Female Canoeist Files a...
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Even at the olympic level of sports, women still face discrimination.

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In a decision hailed by advocates for transgender people, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that a California woman who was denied a job at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after revealing that she was transitioning from her former life as a man can seek legal redress under sex-discrimination regulations.

Article: Sex-Discrimination Protec...
Source: The New York Times
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How gender discrimination can go a little too far. 

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Decreases in the wage gap reduce violence against women, consistent with a household bargaining model. These findings shed new light on the health production process as well as observed income gradients in health and suggest that in addition to addressing concerns of equity and efficiency, pay parity can also improve the health of American women via reductions in violence.

Article: American Economic Review:...
Source: American Economic Review
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Studies show that a decrease in violence for women, is the result of women's new opportunity.

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These trends are consistent with a story in which international migration increases the decision making power of women while the household head is away, and women subsequently shift resources to girls. Once the head returns, however, he appears to compensate for his absence by increasing resources even more for his sons.

Article: Migration and Gender Disc...
Source: American Economic Review
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An interesting role for the head of the household.

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And, while there are still many problems with gender stereotypes in toys -- problems apparent enough for a 4-year-old to recognize -- retailers, too are making conscious efforts to close the gap between "girl toys" and "boy toys."

Article: Olivia Steger, 8, Writes ...
Source: Huffington Post
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Even chilren can distinguish difference between girl and boy toys--and this will be left up to teh reader to decide if this is right or wrong.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% of what men working similar hours earn. It gets worse as women work longer hours — women working more than 60 hours per week earn only 78.3% of what men in the same time category earn.

Article: Gender Discrimination in ...
Source: Psych Central News
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The wage gap is still exists.

 

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The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. It is job content, not job titles, that determines whether jobs are substantially equal.

Article: Diversity and Equal Oppor...
Source: University of South Flori...
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It is illegal to discriminate based on wage for similar job content.

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Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex.

Sex discrimination also can involve treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex.

Article: Sex-Based Discrimination
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opp...

the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually

Article: discriminationAbout Our D...
Source: Discrimination - Definiti...
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Definition of discrimination from the Merrian-Webster dictionary online.

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