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It is often said that men make more money then women, is this true, if so why?

Keep in mind the type of labor that men do, compared to the type of labor women do.

Asked By: afraidofamericans - 1/20/2008
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Job name, How much Women earn (average), How much Men earn (average), and percentage difference, in order... More
Answered By: Optimus Prime - 1/20/2008
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More women will do part time hours... More
Answered By: Mister M - 1/20/2008
 
History. Habit. More men in the work force in higher paying jobs. I would think two lawyers or doctors or architects, one,a male and the other,a female, would make the same money... More
Answered By: Char - 1/20/2008
 
I think that women tend to have more family and home obligations than men and tend not to work as much overtime or strive as hard for promotions. I am single and don't have the other obligations. I make more than most of my male counterparts - but I have the time and drive to do so. Most women would struggle to... More
Answered By: redlite302 - 1/20/2008
 
The answer is sort of already there in the question. There are very few jobs in which women are less able to perform than men, or vice versa, yet stereotypically women are far more likely to be found cleaning, cooking or caring, and these jobs are not well paid. There are a lot of cultural reasons for this, a few... More
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Answered By: Lupusrobustus - 1/20/2008
 
The entire general group of men compared to the entire general group of women -- yes. As a group, men make more money than women... More
Answered By: worldtraveler - 1/20/2008
 
I think empolyers can be prejudice because they think that women will automatically take maternity leave and want to work part time.
Answered By: Princess - 1/20/2008
 
One year ago, I would have said this is true and it is unfair... More
Answered By: Lynn - 1/20/2008
 
According to what God told Moses about this subject in the Bible,Leviticus, chapter 27, a woman`s value to the lord is about half that of a man`s pretty much across the board for any age group. He may have assessed them a little bit higher than they were worth at the time but I think that would be a fairly accurate... More
Answered By: Mr. Un-couth - 1/20/2008
 
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