Women with the same jobs, titles, and qualifications as men make nearly what men make, at 98 cents per dollar. This is the statistic that many will point to when denying the gender pay gap, but a single statistic never tells the entire story. ------------>
Women are forced into lower-paying professions, women have no option but to exit the workforce or take flexible jobs in order to afford childcare, and so-called “woman’s professions” are deemed less important than men’s professions.
Childcare at home is unpaid, but the cost of paying for childcare is often prohibitively expense. Not only that, but childcare workers, who are predominately female, are often underpaid, even as childcare costs continue to rise.
Jobs that are predominately held by women pay less than jobs that are held by men. The shift in pay is noticeable if you watch the industry shift from men to women over time. Teachers and nurses are notoriously underpaid.