This story is part of How We Will Win in 2019, a year-long exploration of the fight for gender equality. Read more tales here.
“This year almost half of Americans think barriers are gone (47 percent ), up from 44 percent this past year,” SurveyMonkey also accounts. “Almost six in ten men (58%) think hurdles for girls are goneup from 54% in 2018.”
Plus it turns out these amounts might be underestimating that the problem, according to a report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, emphasized now from Vox.
However, a few Americans aren’t convinced the US comes with a pay equity problem at all.
It found that 46% of men and 30 percent of women feel inequity is a falsehood linked to some political agenda, that one third of guys believe”reports of the pay gap in the media are overblown,” and two in 10 men believe the tales about the pay gap to be”fake news.”
Now is Equal Pay Day in the US, an opportunity for activists and research groups to raise awareness about the country’s well-documented gender pay gap, and a reminder that half of a century because the women’s movement brought attention to the problem, American girls, normally, still don’t make equal pay for equivalent work.
Salesforce announced that 5 percent of its 35,000 employees necessary to have their own earnings adjusted to bring them in line with the firm ’ s most recent pay standards today. It wasn. 54 percent of the adjustments were for men while Salesforce said 39 were for girls who were found to be underpaid versus male colleagues. (Another 7 percent went to workers who were discovered to get pay gaps tied to race or ethnicity.)
Regardless of the deniers, some large businesses, such as technology firms and banks, are getting more clear about pay inequity in their ranks, and taking measures to correct the issue. Its first investigation, in 2015, discovered that the gender pay gap “was anywhere,” throughout the business, CEO Marc Benioff informed 60 Minutes this past year. The company spent $3 million to attract women’s salaries in line with men’s, just to find a year later the gap had returned, mainly the result of acquisitions involving companies with cover gaps of their own; the invoice then was another $3 million.
That guys in some instances have fallen behind women, at Salesforce and at places like Google, speaks to the limitations of pay-gap analysis and important nuances in the data. But it does not disprove the existence of a gender pay gap. Only ask the almost 700 girls at Salesforce this year who were earning less than their male counterparts.