How can you produce valid statistics which show men are earning more in the same jobs as women?
I don't just accept statistics bluntly, I want to know the origin of these wage gap statistics, seeing as there are many woman on here who talk about wage gaps, I was hoping one could tell me about the origin and reliability of how these statistics are constructed? How are they measured?
Asked By: Rob - 8/14/2011
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There are none - they aren't... More
Answered By: The Grappler - 8/14/2011
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I think they get people of the same occupation who have worked the same number of years and contrast the income/wages between the two gendered groups. And obviously because they take sample sizes, they do this with 100, 200, or some reasonable amount of subjects.
Answered By: Grim Reaper - 8/14/2011
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a major source, and is a part of the US Department of Labor.
Answered By: Mary - 8/14/2011
Well the statistic that one in three women came from a study that was conducted. The interviewer asked, "have you ever had sex when you didn't want to?" if the person responded yes then they marked down that was a r**e victim.
Answered By: my bad gaiz - 8/14/2011
Answered By: Malcom X - 8/14/2011
I don't know all the details (you can look up these stats online), but they will take the annual wages of full-time workers, female and male, in various fields, and compare them... More
Answered By: plant - 8/14/2011
Answered By: That's What She Said - 8/14/2011
I prefer multiple studies performed by different researchers-to get a true picture, research must be done repeatedly, with random samples of participants, over time, which is expensive... More
Answered By: edith clarke - 8/14/2011
The fact of the matter is that there are more women in management positions because they are being paid less than what a man would earn. But, men are not being let go form a number of positions because the company needs to make money and survive and a woman doesn't allow them to do so. They spend allot of personal time... More
Answered By: Watchdog - 8/14/2011
Always remember that empty barrels make the loudest noise.
Answered By: Ben Riptoff - 8/14/2011
Answered By: Keyser Soze - 8/14/2011
Numbers can be manipulated. Information without a context is meaningless... More
Answered By: Jack - 8/14/2011
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