Women''s Figures [electronic resource] : An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women In AmericaMaterial type: BookPublisher: Lanham : AEI Press, 2012Edition: 2012.Description: 1 online resource (217 p.).ISBN: 9780844772431.Subject(s): Sex discrimination against women - United States - History - 20th century - Statistics | Sex discrimination in employment - United States - History - 20th century - Statistics | Women - United States - Economic conditions - 20th century - StatisticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women''s Figures : An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women In AmericaDDC classification: 305.40973 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Full Title Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI; Part VII; Part VIII; Appendix; References; Index; About the Author; Boilerplate
The myth that women make 78 cents on a man's dollar is a standard refrain in popular media and serves as a rationale for affirmative action for women. Unstated is that for women and men with the same job and work experience, the wage gap practically disappears. In Women's Figures, Manhattan Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth shatters the myth of the wage gap. Women are continuing to gain ground relative to men, and in some cases, they have even reversed the gender gap. Rather than helping women, preferential policies undermine America's idea of meritocracy, and call into question the value of women's hard-earned achievements.