Sunday, July 31, 2016

Do Women Have The Same Job Opportunities As Men ?

The chart above shows the results of a recent Gallup Poll -- done between June 7th and July 1st of a random national sample of 3,270 adults, with a margin of error of 3 points. Some 1,513 women were surveyed for a 5 point m.o.e., and 1,755 men for a 4 point m.o.e.

It turns out that only 52% of the general public believes women have the same job opportunities as men have. There is a big 18 point difference in what men and women think. Only 43% of women think they have the same job opportunities, while 61% of men believe that.

I think men are denying the obvious (much like Whites do when asked if Blacks are treated equally). Women have never been treated equally in the U.S. job market, and still aren't (in either job availability or job pay). There has been improvement, but we are still far from equal treatment.

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