The wage gap between genders, began in the early 1900’s as women were banned from working certain jobs (Rea, 2016). But even now, to this day, after such rules like this have now changed. Women are still being restricted from of employment in a decent job as they are still being deprived of education, in certain regions of the world, which have caused them to resort to jobs that pay less (Rea, 2016).
The recognitive justice that arises from hierarchical ways in which cultural value is accorded to individuals and groups (Week 5 Lecture, 2019), such as gender is still evident in today’s broader society through gender inequality. Gender gaps in education contribute to the gender gaps within employment. This considerably reduces the economic growth of the country, whilst hindering the disadvantaged to live an equal life.
The combined “costs” of education and employment gaps in the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia amount respectively to 0.9–1.7 and 0.1–1.6 percentage point differences in growth compared to East Asia (Klasen, et al. 2009, pp. 110). These gender gaps in education affect female employment in countries such as the middle east, North Africa and South Asia, leading to an increasing effect on economic growth.Source: https://annmichaelsen.com/2017/03/12/teaching-gender-inequality-and-the-lack-of-education-in-developing-countries/
In the next blog post I will be focusing and elaborating more on why this is still a social justice issue in today’s society. An issue that should have been dealt with, and many are not aware that it hasn’t been dealt with, many years ago. It is appalling that we are still facing gender inequalities as a whole, but still to this day women are still treated like they do not deserve the right to be paid equally, with no real reason at all.
Keevers. L, Week 5 lecture, “Social Just Approaches”, University of Wollongong, viewed April 2019
Klasen. S, & Lamanna. F, 2009, “The impact of gender Inequality in Education and Employment on Economic Growth: New Evidence for a Panel of Countries”, ‘Feminist Economics’, Vol. 15, Issue 3: Inequality, Development, and Growth, pp. 91-132Fraser,
Fraser. N, & Honneth, A. (2003). Redistribution or Recognition? A political- philosophical exchange. London: Verso
Rea. I, 2016, “Filling in the (pay) Gap”, ‘The Eagle Eye The student news site of Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California’ accessed April 2nd, 2019 https://smchseagleeye.com/3550/opinion/filling-in-the-pay-gap/