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Even with all the gains women have made on the job market they will always be a step behind there fellow male coworkers Women have made significant gains with their numbers in the workforce but they still fall behind in the their average wages made There a many major factors for this but they are all brought about by the dual labor market Women cannot compete with men on the job market because they do not belong to the same market It is the belief that an executives secretary should not be making the same amount as the executive It is felt that because women work jobs that have less impact that they obviously should be paid less money It was cited in class that women have begun on a whole to catch up to men in there average wages now making roughly seventy eight percent of there male counterparts But this statistic does not break down the actual numbers When that is done a new truth is brought to light and that is that women have only caught up to men because the men have simply been forced into lower paid jobs Women are continually given less pay because there are different qualifications for women than men on the job market As Professor Stokes said when a man has a picture of his family on his desk he is viewed as a stable man when a women has a picture on her desk she is viewed as putting her family first It is fairly difficult to put women in the same job market as men with thought patterns like that are still around And because of that women are constantly finding themselves working in a very limited number of jobs I believe that the crowding theory is a very important factor to why women are having difficulties catching up in the job market Because women are so clustered in so few
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