Debunking the so-called gender wage-gap by example

Started by mens_issues, Mar 15, 2014, 09:52 AM

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Mar 15, 2014, 09:52 AM Last Edit: Mar 15, 2014, 12:34 PM by mens_issues
It's ironic that the so-called gender wage gap is greatest in rich places like Beverly Hills and least in poor places like Indian Reservations.

Women earn 64 cents on the dollar compared to men in Beverly Hills.  For the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it's 90 cents.
So men earning more than women says nothing of how the money is spent or who benefits from it.

An even more extreme case is Buffalo County, SD, which has the lowest per capita income in the U.S.  Women there earn $1.05 to the dollar compared to men.  This county is mostly the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, and is largely a matriarchy.  Many houses lack kitchens and indoor plumbing.

In contrast, Rancho Santa Fe is a wealthy enclave in San Diego County.  Women there earn 58 cents to the dollar for men.
Rancho Santa Fe has the second highest per capita income in the U.S. and the typical house is over 2 million dollars.  The women living there can hardly be described as suffering from the so-called wage gap.

So, high gender wage gap here http://www.bcre.com/images/rancho-santa-fe-real-estate_720_01.jpg ... vs. women earning more here http://perc.org/sites/default/files/field/image/Am%20Ind%20Res%20NM_0.jpg ...

Where are women better off?  And where are they more likely to be a victim of violence?  Where are children - or men for that matter -  better off?

Of course, these examples are anecdotes from the extremes of wealth and poverty in the United States and correlation doesn't imply causation, but is likely related to something else.  In these cases, the wealthy enclaves are an example of the success of free markets and property rights, while the poor Indian Reservations an example of historic injustice compounded by a lack of property rights.  A more comprehensive study would result in a graph of locations in the United States comparing the gender wage gap to per capita income.   There would likely be a lot of scatter in such a graph, but it would be interesting to see what the overall correlation is.  And the causes of the correlation would probably be complex and nuanced.  

But it would likely refute the feminist assertion that women are oppressed by the so-called wage gap that they keep touting.
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CaptDMO

Until such time as the State Department can produce verifiable receipts for recently discovered 6 Billion discrepancy in petty cash, it will be considered a "bonus" to former head, H. Clinton. IRS take note.

NOW refigure that pay gap, "in aggregate". 

Captain Courageous

Do the numbers crunched for this reflect a woman who is starting up a tax preparation business that charges less than her male competitors for the same services? (As in discounts, coupons, BOGO?) 
:sunny:

Izzat part of the final tally?

:dontknow:



Captain Courageous

BTW

Any of you in the military ever see a female of your rank get less money than you?

Do you mean to tell me that women in civil service jobs get less money than their male colleagues of the same pay grade?

How about the field of education, in which women outnumber men by 81.4% to 18.6%? These women earn less than their male colleagues?

Looks like another Pinocchio for the Hobama.  :pino:

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