Gender Wage Gap is an indicator for inequality between men and women. This problem relates to poverty, as there are women living in the poverty line that are severely hampered in their way of living. The gap is often associated with racial discrimination within the workplace. Certain ethnic groups are not as tolerated. There are also newcomers who are affected by the gap, as well as disabled women, both of whom earn between 54 to 71 cents to the dollar.
The gap is attributed to a number of factors. First is that most “women’s work” are traditionally known to have lesser pay. Another factor is that more women are working part-time compared to men. Even with the Pay Equity Act in place, there are some workplaces that do not follow through with this.
Closet Feminist will do its best to ensure that this problem is aired out to our government. Women must live with dependable and equal wages with men.