Thursday, February 16, 2012

Women and the Workforce

Currently, men and women share the workforce equally. However, on average men are paid more than women for doing the same job. Despite this, women have come a long way from decades past when they were confined to the house and made a quarter to a half of what men made doing the same job. It is encouraging for women, this upward trend, and it should continue especially as labor intensive jobs become less in demand and there is more demand for organizational and office-based work. Also because more women than men attend college and receive degrees, women will be more qualified for those jobs. It will take years for this shift to happen, as women move through college and grow older move up the job ladder. However, I predict that eventually women will surpass men in the workforce and on average hold more jobs and make more money.

1 comment:

  1. That would be a beautiful thing. I await the day when women, new mothers in particular, can stay home with babies and be compensated in some way besides familial love and continuing the species.