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In the last decade, many discussions and workplace policy reviews have occurred about the fair treatment of women regarding pay and promotions in the workplace.
A report by the Center for American Progress noted that women have made an impact with respect to equal treatment at the workplace in recent years but there is still work to be done. In spite of the progress, women are still not considered for promotions and pay at the workplace according to a Gallup poll. The survey noted that women failed to be considered because of their gender.
The survey also observed that women are twice more likely to say they have been skipped for a promotion because of their gender as compared to men, 12 percent to 5 percent. This gap is wider when it comes to pay: four times as many women as men report being denied a pay raise because of their gender, 17 percent to 4 percent.
In contrast, the survey reported that a vast majority of men and women believe gender has not been a reason for the advancement in their professional careers. However, 19 percent of the women said that at least either promotional or pay discrimination has affected them in their professional careers. That compares with 6 percent of men.
“Despite numerous policy and cultural efforts in recent years to break corporate glass ceilings, integrate women in traditionally male-dominated fields and shine a spotlight on pay equity and advancement, a considerable minority of women report been discriminated against at some point in their career life,” noted Gallup poll.
Nevertheless, gender perspectives about equity and fairness in the advancement of one’s career and pay could be of substantive importance when we consider men’s and women’s life satisfaction, self-esteem, political orientation and broader worldview, Gallup polled concluded.
Source: Janie Valencia (The Huffington Post) & Lydia Saad (Gallup)

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