The Gender Pay Gap Term Paper by Nicky

The Gender Pay Gap
An examination of gender pay discrimination in the workplace.
# 145065 | 1,240 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper examines gender pay discrimination in the workplace specifically in relation to the concepts of treatment discrimination and comparable worth policy. The paper shows how these two factors have resulted in women traditionally receiving less pay for the same work as men, but concludes that women have made inroads in reducing the gender pay gap.

Gender Pay Discrimination
Comparable Worth in Gender Pay Gaps
Treatment of Women in Gender Pay Gap
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The work of the AAUW entitled: "Behind the Pay Gap" in a press release states that new research released by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation indicates that in the first year following college "women working full time already earn less than their male colleagues, even when they work in the same field." (AAUW, 2007) The AAUW Educational Foundation reports that women, after one year of college early eighty percent of what their male counterparts earn. Ten years following college graduation "women fall further behind, early only 69 percent of what men earn." (AAUW, 2007) This is even after having controlled for hours, occupation, parenthood, and other factors which may affect earnings. The gender pay gap "remains unexplained and is likely due to sex discrimination." (AAUW, 2007)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gender Pay Gap Nothing to do with Discrimination (2008) Management-Issues. 21 Oct 2008. Online available at:
  • Blau, Francine D. and Kahn, Lawrence M. (2001) The Gender Pay Gap. National Bureau of Economic Research. Summer 2001. Online available at:
  • Behind the Pay Gap Press Release (2007) AAUW. 23 Apr 2007. Online available at:

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APA Format

The Gender Pay Gap (2010, October 24) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from

MLA Format

"The Gender Pay Gap" 24 October 2010. Web. 07 February. 2023. <>