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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Equal Pay

For John, BLUFHow are funeral homes in this area?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Over at The Five-Thirty-Eight blog is a discussion of gender inequity with regard to pay.  This is a complicated subject and one with some degree of nuance.  It is also a subject where how much you earn may impact the pay ratio between males and females.

For example, the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning nonprofit think tank, looked at the hourly wages for men and women across income percentiles and found that at every decile, men outearned women in 2014.  The gap is largest at the 95th percentile, with women earning only 79 percent of what men earn in the same income level.  The narrowing of the wage gap for low-income earners is largely due to the minimum wage, which is the same for men and women.  But the lowest-wage occupations remain disproportionately female.
Wouldn't you think it would be the women in the lower brackets who would be most hurt, percentage wise?  Turns out to be women with, theoretically, more power who are hurt the most.  Like White House staff.

But, it doesn't make it right.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

John McDonough said...

Hello Cliff,
We have had more and more women come into Lowell's funeral businesses, most women are superior thinkers to men and are a wonderful asset for us, coming up on 30 years now half of our staff are women.
John McDonough