Why You're Looking at the Gender Wage Gap Wrong Part 2


by Dustin M. on Oct 16, 2014 | Views: 99 | Score: 1
MenWomen
Average Weekly Hours Worked40.535.5
Percent of Full-Timers Working Over 40 Hours per Week2614
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Dustin M.
Dustin M. on Oct 16, 2014 9:58 AM said:

Part of the problem in looking at the gender wage gap is difference in hours worked. The BLS lumps all workers together as full-time if they work 35-40 hours per week. Problem is, a lot of women work less than men, and just about double the number of men put in overtime. For part 3: savvyroo.com/chart-1210475117…

Kathleen Reynolds
Kathleen Reynolds on Oct 16, 2014 1:57 PM said:

It's notable that the full-timers working over 40 hours per week is self-reported and doesn't account for "surfing" at work. It would be interesting to see this from various perspectives: supervisors, co-workers. A breakdown by industry would be interesting too.

Noah
Noah on Oct 16, 2014 3:33 PM said:

As a manager I have always valued output over time. But that doesn't change the fact that sometimes quantity is valuable and a harder worker (male or female) will be more valued.