Why Do Women Get Paid Less Than Men

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Women get paid less than men, It’s a fact ! The issue of the inequality between men and women is an unsolved problem that is really sensitive. Some recent studies have shown that Women get paid less than men. This is clearly what is happening all around the world, and Morocco is one of those countries who pay men more than women for a same job. There are many criteria and many reasons of why women get paid less than men. It is true that for some exceptional jobs (military for example), men are more qualified, but why paying women less than men for some simple jobs that can be made either by men or by women ? Are women less intelligent than men? Are they less qualified? Or it is just a gender issue? Some field like engineering or computer science are typically the…show more content…
In those fields, women are predominating the market, and when it comes to choose between a man and a woman, women are usually first pick. Finally, It seems like women can be considered as equal as men… Or not! The main reason of why women are chosen before men is that they accept to be paid less than men. In fact, in the middle of the 20th century, when secretary jobs begin to expend, it was dominated by men, but when companies and societies noticed that women accepted to be paid less than men and to do the same job, it became a women field. Hanna Rosin, An author and writer who graduated from Stanford University, stated that: “Is it that women are choosing lower-paying professions, or that our country values women’s professions less?” (The End of Men and the Rise of Women, Riverhead Hardcover, 2012). What Rosin wanted to argue is that in some cases, women accept to be paid less than men by their own, which makes them responsible too of what is happening to

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