Read this Research Report: https://www.epi.org/publication/womens-work-and-the-gender-pay-gap-how-discrimination-societal-norms-and-other-forces-affect-womens-occupational-choices-and-their-pay/ (Links to an external site.)
Watch the “Gender and the Global Economy” Lecture
Watch this video that explains how the United States Department of Labor researches wages and employment: https://www.bls.gov/bls/wages.htm (Links to an external site.)
Look for patterns in these charts: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/wb/data/earnings (Links to an external site.)
Do this activity and notice any patterns you are using to determine the answers: link here.
Look at your answers against the raw data: link here.
Visit the United States Department of Labor statistics on weekly earning by gender and occupation: https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat39.htm (Links to an external site.)
These are the questions you want to consider while analyzing your data
- What is the gendered wage gap?
- Why is there a gender wage gap?
- What do you notice in the data itself?
- What patterns do you notice.
- Look closely, there are patterns.
- Why is the gendered wage gap an issue?
- How does the gendered wage gap impact girls and women?
- How does the gendered wage gap impact boys and men?
- How can the gendered wage gap be eliminated?
Your explanation of these dynamics, along with all of the above resources should be the basis of your analytic paper. Write a standard academic paper with an introduction and conclusion.
You are required to use at least three terms/concepts from Chapter 6 and the associated lectures on Gender and the Global Economy.
Formatting and Guideline Requirements
- Length should be 4-6 pages
- Typed, Double spaced
- Times New Roman, 12-point font
- 1 inch margins all around
- Do not include a title page or abstract or references (since all of your references will be from material provided in class)
- Use of terminology and concepts will be evaluated
- Flow of the paper will be evaluated
- Sophistication of analysis and writing will be evaluated
- Grammar and spelling will be evaluated
- When citing material from class it should look like this (notice the citation is at the end of the sentence and there is a period after the end parenthesis):
- Example for lecture
- Blah blah blah (Reppond, month/day/year).
- Example from the textbook, chapter 3
- Blah blah blah (Ch. 3, pg. #).
- If you lift 3 or more consecutive words from another source, you must use quotation marks and include a page number after the year in your citation or it is considered plagiarism.
- Avoid excessive quoting. The goal of this paper is to show your understanding, not to show how you can quote from the textbook and/or lecture. Your paper should contain no more than one direct quote from the textbook or lecture.
- Example for lecture
90-100% is earned through thorough and outstanding work, which evidences a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis, and thorough and precise writing.
80-89% is earned through the demonstration of thorough work and strong critical thinking.
70-79% is earned through the simple fulfillment of the paper requirements and adequate effort.
60-69% is earned through inadequate engagement with this assignment and not following instructions.
0-59% denotes work that does not deserve credit.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn and I value academic honesty and integrity (http://umdearborn.edu/697817/). In this class, the policy is that cheating and/or plagiarism will lead to a failing grade in the course and a permanent mark on your academic record. It is your responsibility to know what plagiarism is: http://umdearborn.edu/policies_integrity/