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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(12): 1174-1179 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.354

Defining Economic Success for Women: Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Laura Rotella, Balasundram Maniam, and Geetha Subramaniam
Abstract— Gender wage discrimination is still an issue in the United States. The average woman still makes less than the average man. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the current state of gender wage discrimination in the US. Firstly, Firstly, this paper discusses the current status of gender wage discrimination. Secondly, a discussion and analysis is done to ascertain if equality occurs. Thirdly, this paper will analyse current trends that are slowly allowing women to close this gap. Finally, this paper discusses future implications on the gender wage issue in the US. Overall, gender pay equality for all Americans will happen one day in the future, but from the way it is moving, it is not any time soon.

Index Terms— Gender gap, inequality, women

Laura Rotella and Bala Maniam are with the Sam Houston State University, USA (e-mail: maniam@shsu.edu). Geetha Subramaniam is with the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (e-mail:geethamaniam@gmail.com).

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Cite: Laura Rotella, Balasundram Maniam, and Geetha Subramaniam, " Defining Economic Success for Women: Closing the Gender Wage Gap," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 1174-1179, 2015.

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