Cut the Gender Pay Gap

Cut the Gender Pay Gap

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Elexus Simpson started this petition to President Donald J. Trump

 

There is a blatant injustice that women are facing in the workforce when it comes down to compensation. Women that are educated beyond college are also being affected by the gender pay gap that has lessened over the years but still exists. According to a 2018 Journal of Nursing Scholarship article, "Nursing Gender Pay Differentials in the New Millennium" states that a woman's choice of occupation is the cause of their low pay, but in actuality women are still being paid less than their male colleagues in professions like teaching and nursing, which are women dominated fields. Research shows that the gap is substantially higher between men and women in nursing as opposed to the gap in teaching (Wilson, 2018). The gap exist in nearly all occupations.This gap has had an extreme impact on the amount of women living in poverty with their children, unable to provide the amount of resources necessary for the positive development of their children which will impact our future world. Women are forced to look for help from government assistance programs for housing, transportation, clothing and food supply. Some women have to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make ends meet, taking away from the time they could spend to raise their children. Why not cut the pay gap out completely so that women as the head of their household can have a greater sense of stability, independence and equal rights. Equal pay can help alleviate poverty, when equal work is done, equal pay should be given. This should be mandated by law that all employers be required to provide equal pay for equal work no matter the gender of the individual. 

 

Works Cited

Wilson, Barbara L,PhD., R.N.C., et al. "Nursing Gender Pay Differentials in the New Millennium." Journal of Nursing Scholarship 50.1 (2018): 102-8. ProQuest. Web. 11 Oct. 2018.

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