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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

Yes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

@8KG4T28 from Minnesota agreed…2yrs

No, this is irrelevant because the gender wage gap is a myth

Yes that is true

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No, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees

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No, the current requirements in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 are already sufficient

@4LP27P5from Illinois  answered…2yrs

It depends on how well they do their job and how long they have been doing their job, jobs can't be used as labels for income. Some jobs where 2 men have the same job one of them still receives better pay because they have done a better job. Feminists need to quit being so vague with their protests and worry about getting better at their job to increase their income instead of acting entitled.

@4LMWJT2from California  answered…2yrs

I think there should be tax incentives for single income married couples w children. Women should be paid equally

@4NQDW5Zfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

Forced equality is not true equality.
What actually occurs in the free market is wages come down as more workers enter the workforce. Not the reverse. Since historically the newbie into an otherwise stable workforce will challenge the existing workforce to improve methods and lower costs. That's how they show their value and earn a position. Since women are relatively newer to the global earning workforce, they have to and do add more value for less; and, as a result they have acquired jobs that were previously held by their less productive per dollar male counterparts.

@4NLTGSHfrom Missouri  answered…2yrs

This is a stupid question. What do we mean by the same job? should a male teacher who just started be paid the same amount as a female teacher with thirty years experience? Of course not, the longer you work the more you get paid to keep you around. That's the price of experience and knowledge. Also how were these studies conducted that conclude that women are making between two thirds and three fourths compared to men's earnings? comparing a woman who works as a cashier at a 7-11 to a man who works as an investment banker will provide a stark contrast indeed. The studies I've seen for

@4NYJQPPfrom Washington  answered…2yrs

I have yet to hear anyone explain the wage gap in a way that makes economic sense.
That it exists is unquestioned but until you know why it exist you legislating a result is counter productive: equal pay legislation is flat stupid. As an employer I will tell you that equal pay will result in fewer women being hired and separation of male and female carrier paths. I would support an 'affirmative action like' program for women

@4MTK7H7from Indiana  answered…2yrs

Only IF the woman can ACTUALLY do the job as a man could without the assistance of a man.

@8FVNSPRProgressive from Kansas answered…2yrs

Regardless there should be no discrimination based on gender. Instead other variables such as education, experience, work ethic, etc., should be what the income is based on

@4NYHHM9from Florida  answered…2yrs

As long as women adjust their professional lives to their family needs, they'll never be doing the same job. I know men who work 7am to 11pm & have wives take care of the kids. Men are often more willing to travel & sacrifice for their jobs. Women are more likely to sacrifice for their families. As long as that's the case, men should receive the benefit of their sacrifices. If women want those same benefits, they'll have to make the same sacrifices within the same venue. Your workplace shouldn't be paying you a bigger salary to stay home & take care of your own kids. It's an issue for spouses to decide or for the unmarried to decide how much of their lives will be tied to their workplace.

@4LL94P2from Ohio  answered…2yrs

The womans place is in the home is what the Bible says so they need not to be in the workforce

@8VL9DP4 from Texas commented…1yr,of%2060.0%20percent%20in%201999.

That must mean that the Bible says guys should be working. Where are you guys at? Slacking off?

@4NLXWJJfrom Northern Mariana Islands  answered…2yrs

The companies may consider to hire less women employees because they may require more holidays while being paid with the same wage, and it is also the truth that women may require more holidays compared to men.

@4LLBXZPfrom North Carolina  answered…2yrs

The wage gap doesn't exist. Studies have shown that the wage gap doesn't account for education, hours worked, maternity leave, etc.

@4MT2N6Wfrom California  answered…2yrs

yes, but hourly rates of individuals are already the same. Life style choices affect income.

@4NDF78Zfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

Yes, they should earn the same unless they can't perform the job as adequately. Example: Most women cannot carry someone over their shoulder out of a burning building, like a man can. (Firemen). In this instance, I not only don't think she should earn the same, but I don't think she should even be hired for a job she can't perform as well as a man.....and endanger lives.

@4NQZLRPfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@4NDPHLLfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

More incentives and women orientated by design curriculum by government to attract women to STEM education

@4NXXLT9from North Carolina  answered…2yrs

@4LLD9XWfrom Ohio  answered…2yrs

No. But they should be made to produce ample evidence as to why any individual in any position is being paid less than someone else doing the same job - such as education and experience.

@4LP4VNVfrom Ohio  answered…2yrs

People should be paid for the degree of work they do. In a physical job women shouldn't be paid as high as men because she can't physically do it. Now an office job...if she can outperform the man she deserves to be paid more.

@4NYM4HQfrom Washington  answered…2yrs

Most of what causes the issue of "wage gap" is induviduals not speaking up and negotiating during their interview to be provided better wages or benefits.

@563KVVPfrom New York  answered…2yrs

They already do. Most economists say the gender wage gap slightly favors women. Most social policy groups and women's groups misrepresent the 77 cents statistic for political purposes.

@4MSH456from Nevada  answered…2yrs

I think they should be paid the same and both be granted paternity/maternity time. Not all jobs offer this for women, and especially not for men.
I wonder if because women leave and get extra paid time to become a mother of factored into why they aren't paid as much?

@4LNXR5Qfrom Indiana  answered…2yrs

@4MTTVFBfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

Yes, as long as it is managed fairly as described in the 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act allowing for different application of work

@4LMVF6Xfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

They already do. The wage gap only exists because more men are in STEM fields which pay more.

@5NB4NS3from California  answered…2yrs

The gender wage gap is more a earnings gap due to women going into lower paying, shorter jobs + a majority of them having kids and leaving work. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is already in effect so raising the earnings of women just so the EARNINGS gap is "equal" would violate that Act

@95X9728 from New York answered…1hr

@95WHWJG from Ohio answered…22hrs

Yes, but ONLY in jobs that do not require physical strength or exertion.

@95VLBQBfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2 days

@95V5BRT from Missouri answered…2 days

Yes, but employees should be financially incentivized if they are higher performing

@95T2W4P from Texas answered…3 days

@95SJ85X from North Carolina answered…3 days

Yes, with consideration for other factors such as education, experience, and tenure

@95SMVD2 from Arizona answered…3 days


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