Many studies are so manipulated or have so many confounders that they virtually
deem themselves unreliable or invalid. Case and point, I am currently studying
to become an eye doctor, which we were recently required to take a course on
statistical data and interpreting studies. In one example the instructor
presented a fairly recent study on the pay difference between male and female
eye doctors. The study suggested there is a wide margin between men and women,
with men making much more. The confounded in this study was that it didn't
account for time on the job. The men averaged more than 10 years more
experience than the women. Everyone knows you make more money the longer you
are in you career. Interestingly, when the numbers were recalculated between
men and women on the based on length of time working as eye doctors the pay was
virtually the same. Any study must account for the confounders that may be
present in a given study to provide an accurate and reliable result that can be
generalized to the population. This study MAY compare the same job, but that
doesn't mean they are equally qualified or deserve equal pay.
annwanderingDo you have ANY evidence of that? Not rumors,
'stories I've heard', anecdotes, etc. Please provide the
real-life proof. So now. Justify that not an imaginary complaint.
@ annewanderingRead the article. Women do get paid the same as men
for comparable work.
Comparable does not put Walmart clerks against doctors. It puts clerks against
clerks etc. Women get 77% less for COMPARABLE work. So now. Justify that not an
There are four key variables ignored by the "77 cents" study that is so
often quoted by feminist groups. Feel free to judge for yourself whether you
think they should influence how much someone is paid:1) Number of
hours worked (women, on average, tend to work fewer hours per week than men)2) Organizational tenure (women, on average, tend to work fewer years with the
same company)3) Type of work (women, on average, tend to gravitate away
from certain jobs)4) Negotiation of pay (women, on average, are less
inclined to negotiate their salary)Accounting for those 4 factors
alone reduces the 23 cent gap to 6 cents at most (2-6 cents, depending on whose
estimate you use), and there are other factors that have been hypothesized to
play a role as well, including gender differences in where people choose to
Chris... sorry to tell you.... your age is showing....Anytime anyone
is paid on anything other that performance and experience.... the pay scale is
wrong. It really is that simple.Sex, Age, Race, Religion.... not
any of them should have a single thing to do with earning ability.Any employer who pays their employees on anything other than job
performance.... they too get what they deserve. Not on what you wear, not on
your weight, or your height, and actually not even on what school you went to.
If comes down to your performance.I actually ended an interview once
with a perspective employer when they pulled out a binder to discuss pay.... I
was no longer interested. If I do well, pay me well. If I do poorly, do me the
favor and "let me go" so I can go find what I can do well.
truth and reality have never been feminist strong pointswithout
passive/aggressive victim power - feminism loses all its steamand
feminists daily prove that power is more important than real women
Brain surgeons should get paid more than secretaries.Fact. More men
are brain surgeons than women.Fact. More women are secretaries than
men.If this causes the average man to be paid more than the average
woman, I have one response:GOOD!