Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Controlling For "Life Choices" Just Shows A Different Form of Gender Inequity

Suzy Khimm cites a study showing that, if you consider the fact that women are more likely to take lower-paying jobs and more likely to leave the workforce to raise children, women are earning 91 cents for every dollar a man earns, rather than the oft-cited 77 cents. So discrimination is less of an issue than we thought!

Why this line of argument is problematic is left as an exercise to the reader.
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