Originally Posted by Piobaire
What the study doesn't mention is the huge influx of non-skilled immigrants. As we all know physical jobs get paid a premium due to their more risky nature it is not to be wondered at that low skill immigrant females get lower paying jobs than many of their equivalent male peers.
I'd like to see a breakdown for some of the low paying professions like home health care providers, how many of them are immigrants.
It's a really complex subject and a subject full of biases. Here's a case of bias in the researchers. I say this based on their framing:
"Disproportionately reward individuals" that work their asses off? Oh dear me.
I catch your meaning, but "disproportionate" doesn't necessary carry judgement (it probably does here though). It just means the scaling isn't linear.
The bigger point there still holds. There's this modern mythology that women can "have it all," but there's only so many hours in the week. If you want to have relationships, have a family, run a household, etc, something has to give. Women, as a general rule in our society, are still getting the balance of the hours spent on childcare, housework, etc, which precludes many of them from engaging in high powered careers. And if you do, there are consequences that don't really come into play for men.
A male doctor is a player in the dating market, can easily find a wife and have kids after the most intensive part of his career is done. That's not so easily done for women. That kind of stuff drives choices. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with that, but those are the kind of factors that come into play with big picture questions like this.