A little equality test


Things have surely changed?

Things have surely changed?

How equal is your relationship? If you are a male executive and primary wage earner for your household, ask yourself if you would be happy to swap your salary for that of a female peer in your company or your female partner or your wife. Chances are that a female peer in your company will still earn 17% less than you do. Chances are your wife or daughter earns 17%* less for the same work as a man regardless of the role.

So when you are next negotiating a female’s wage and know that it is not parity of her male peers (mostly because it is not transparent), ask yourself again – would this be OK for me.

 

 

REFERENCES

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/CBS-Women-earn-17-percent-less-than-men-on-hourly-basis

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/05/16/why-do-new-female-college-grads-earn-17-less-than-men/

http://www.iadb.org/en/news/webstories/2012-10-15/wage-gap-between-men-and-women,10155.html

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-13/how-much-is-the-ceo-worth-for-women-it-s-17-percent-less

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