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Gen Y women earning up to 17% more than Gen Y males in most US cities

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http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2015274,00.html

So, there is a gender pay gap in Gen Y and it's that women are earning a lot more than men.

I'd say this would be the same in Australia, so what policies should the government bring in to rectify this discrimination? Or, is it something that men will have to take to streets for a peaceful protest?
Posted by TRUTHNOW78, Friday, 3 September 2010 1:44:55 PM
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See what happens when you legalise strip clubs?
Posted by Bugsy, Friday, 3 September 2010 4:06:11 PM
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From the 'Time' article:

<< Here's the slightly deflating caveat: this reverse gender gap, as it's known, applies only to unmarried, childless women under 30 who live in cities. The rest of working women even those of the same age, but who are married or don't live in a major metropolitan area are still on the less scenic side of the wage divide. >>

Clearly the answer is to marry them off, send them bush and get 'em breeding. That's why "The Farmer Wants a Wife" TV show was created.
Posted by CJ Morgan, Friday, 3 September 2010 4:11:12 PM
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TRUTHNOW78 is worried about women in the US earning more than men.
If indeed this is true, it is certainly not the same here in Australia.

"According to statistics from Rice Warner Actuaries and the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian women earn an average of 17 per cent less than men, which sets them up for a lifetime of financial inequality worth up to $1 million.
The pay gap, alone, means many women can not accumulate as much wealth, have less choice about their lifestyles and have significantly lower superannuation, than men."

http://www.news.com.au/money/money-matters/gender-pay-gap-shows-no-sign-of-abating/story-e6frfmd9-1225838010096

In any case TRUTHNOW78, if these women in the US are making more than men in the same job, more power to them!

They would have to get paid a hell of a lot of money for many, many more years to ever come close to catching up with the years of wage inequality that women all over the world have had to put up with so far.
Posted by suzeonline, Saturday, 4 September 2010 12:59:07 AM
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Oh dear, Suzie. Maths isn't your strong suit, is it?

Suzeonline:"Australian women earn an average of 17 per cent less than men"

As the article points out, it is discussing the fact that young professional women are paid more than young professional men. If a similar survey were done here, I suspect a similar result would apply. Of course, such a study would have to be privately funded - the university social studies departments wouldn't want to risk their "pro-feminist" sheltered workshop status even if they were actually up to the job. Perhaps Access Economics might have a go at it...

Let's personalise this Suzie. You're a woman who works with men and women. How many of your male colleagues doing the same job as you get paid more to do it?

Take your time, phone a friend if it helps, I realise you're not very good with numbers.

The article pointed out something that I've also pointed out in the past. That is the fact that young women are being streamed into universities at a much higher rate than young men. There are two Australian women for every Australian man at uni and that situation is getting worse, not better.

Years of gender biased educational systems and social engineering have meant that young men are being pushed into trades or services work or onto benefits, while young women are being groomed to be the professional class of the future (until they decide they want kids, of course).

My son WILL earn less than my daughter unless I take personal responsibility for ensuring he is able to access educational opportunities that he won't be encouraged to take up by policy.
Posted by Antiseptic, Saturday, 4 September 2010 6:14:13 AM
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Suzeonline:"The pay gap, alone, means many women can not accumulate as much wealth, have less choice about their lifestyles and have significantly lower superannuation, than men.""

Except that women tend to be the ones who control household spendiong, regardless of who earns it. Women also outlive men by many years and they inherit their husband's wealth. They are also much better at taking Government handouts than men, with the vast majority of middle-class welfare being directed at women. Advertisers know all this which is why the vast majority of advertising is directed at women, not men. I know that if a man brings his wife with him when he's buying timber from me that I must talk to her, not him,because it will be her decision,just as it was her wish to have a new TV unit or whatever it is he's gong to make.

All we heard about in the Federal election just past was "the women's vote" and it was significantly biased toward Labor, the party of handouts, until Abbott promised an even bigger handout in the form of a stupid paid leave scheme for having babies. The political parties know the way to a woman's heart - offer her cash.

In Australia the mining industry skews the figures, since very few women either want to or are capable of working in the remote places that mining occurs. If we exempt mining, I'd be surprised if women's average earnings fail to exceed men's, especially when we add in the money they have control of that someone else sweats for.

I bet the same thing applies to "Gen Y"...
Posted by Antiseptic, Saturday, 4 September 2010 8:11:34 AM
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