Wage discrimination ...
The so called gender pay gap and even cited in the media is not a result of a systematic bias against women. Research has clearly shown that the choices that men and women make, in the types of employment they undertake the amount of overtime they are prepared to work, and whether they are prepared to work in remote, dirty and dangerous conditions explain the vast bulk of the wage gap.
A major study commissioned by the US department of Labor shows that in the United States the wage gap is reduced to 4.8-7.1% after taking in to account known factors.
- An Analysis of Reasons for the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women - U.S. Department of Labor, January 12, 2009 (95 pages)