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How come there is no economic equity in this country?

I was shocked when I read in my econ book that women get paid less for the same job than men. I still can believe it. What do you think?

Asked By: Kitana - 12/29/2006
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From the 2003-4 Bureau of Labor Statistics (part of the U.S. Census Bureau): Some facts about women's educational background first... More
Answered By: waswisgirl1 - 12/30/2006
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Men make more money because they can lift heavy weights while women are fragile and may break their legs doing the lightest of work (joking)
Answered By: Bentframe - 12/29/2006
 
I think that if women stayed home and raised babies like they're suppose to there wouldn't be a problem.
Answered By: Mikey Mike - 12/29/2006
 
This country was built upon inequality of race and gender. No matter how hard people want to deny this...history tells the tale of the plight of the Native Americans, immigrants once the country was settled, to the Mexican Americans and slaves in the antebellum civil war.
Answered By: bluebettalady - 12/29/2006
 
Of course it is true. I only hope the book explained the 'whys' of this phenomenon, so you understand what the true reasons for this are.
Answered By: widepart - 12/29/2006
 
you want fair..nothings fair..you cannot legislate fair..how can you fix it affirmative action.. doesn't work sorry
Answered By: moe h - 12/29/2006
 
The answers will be many, as this issue has to do with traditional rules in society, going back to the beginning of time... More
Answered By: Mountain Bear - 12/29/2006
 
It's ridiculous to worry about it. Worry about yourself and succeeding. WOMEN HAVE MORE SPECIAL RIGHTS IN HE WORKPLACETHAN MEN and the continued complaining is liberal B.S.!
Answered By: Joe C - 12/29/2006
 
i think its wrong men and women shud be paid equally...cuz we were made equally in gods eyes............women work as hard as men do....so we desever the same amount of payment
Answered By: jola2fine - 12/29/2006
 
Equity is only part of the problem. Much of the variance is based on the fact that women do not sacrifice their whole lives to a career, but have a better balance in life. This has been know for some time and it was discovered by women researchers. So why the lag in knowledge? Could it be ideological?
Answered By: jonmcn49 - 12/29/2006
 
It's not even true. It's been debunked around a million times... More
Answered By: Happy Bullet - 12/29/2006
 
Like the Godfather of Soul ,James Brown used to sing... More
Answered By: cesare214 - 12/29/2006
 
"Happy Bullet" is wrong. The research I have done verifies the existance of the wage gap, which compares the salaries of men and women with the same qualifications, equal amount of work over the same time period, and equal education level.
Answered By: wendy g - 12/29/2006
 
Sad but true. I think it has a lot to do with religion and history. Women had been always look at as the 'weak' sex, which isn't true. Again, I just find it sad. Oh, and don't listen to some of the morons who answered your question, they are not worth it.
Answered By: Myself - 12/29/2006
 
Another myth being passed off as fact. Women with equal education, experience and qualifications in the same job in the same company earn the same money as men. So... a female teacher with 5 years seniority will earn just as much as a male teacher with 5 years seniority... More
Answered By: chinkus_01 - 12/30/2006
 
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