Explain what the gender pay gap is and how it has changed over time.
- In the article, “The Gender Pay Gap: Challenging the Rationalizations,” Lips argues that the human capital model is insufficient for understanding the persistence of the gender pay gap. Similarly, the AAUW report we read, “The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap,” notes that the pay gap cannot simply be explained by different career and life choices men and women make. Why are the human capital and “choices” argument insufficient? What other factors, such as gender-based discrimination, explain the persistence of the gender pay gap?
- Considering the consequences of the pay gap, for both women and men, why is it important to address this issue? Discuss the workplace policies you think would be most effective for reducing the pay gap between men and women.
Create a 1 page essay in APA format according to the instructions above. Use the 2 given sources for references. Additional references may be added if needed. Be sure to utilize in-text citations.
Lips, H. M. (2013). The gender pay gap: Challenging the rationalizations. perceived equity, discrimination, and the limits of human capital models. Sex Roles, 68(3-4), 169-185. The 2nd source is located in the link below.