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Man is a subject that has gained some traction on the campaign trail here in the US recently however.
As chief national correspondent Jim Angle explains the statistic that men make more may no longer be as clear cut as it -- -- President Obama and the Democrats are hoping to win women voters by a large margin and part of that strategy includes making equal pay and this year.
Something the president mentions often if you do the same work as a -- Got to be paid the same wage as a man and researching the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest women make only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Those numbers however have nothing to do with the equal pay for equal work.
Instead they compare the pay of all women as a group against the -- all -- as a group without considering lots of differences.
The cardiac surgeon.
And the person who is checking -- at a supermarket they are being compared to as if there.
Cool so you might have a woman who works 35 -- you might have a mandate the same job that works fifty hours or he travels more.
In that job and women are less likely to work forty hours then -- are.
People who work 44 hours per week.
Make 50% more than people who -- 34 hours a week.
The reason for these and other differences is pretty simple.
But women are deciding not just.
What's great for their career they're deciding what's great for their camp.
They say do I wanna work full time do I wanna give to children full time or do I wanted to do some combination of both.
The man also history choices he says don't wanna work full time so want to work full time we're doing what we're full time.
Women -- leave the workforce -- rarely to have children and care for them pay a price when they return.
And there's no question that there is what.
Some scholars call on motherhood penalty it can be very difficult to get back in -- -- in the same kind of pay the yearning before when you laugh.
Women are also less likely to take -- -- better paying jobs such as working in an oil field cold mine or steel -- There's also one interest in fact this seems to blow -- hole and the argument about discrimination.
Young women in their twenties who don't have children who were not married are actually earning more.
Then comparable young man.
That is there and 117%.
Of what -- occurring in the workplace.
Ferrell who was once on the board of the national organization for women in New York -- 25 variables that affect what kind of work men and women Jews.
He and many others say women's pay is more a function of personal choices.
In any discrimination against female workers Brett and -- Jim thank you.
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