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Why men earn more : the startling truth behind the pay gap--and what women can do about it

Author: Warren Farrell
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, ©2005.
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If men really are paid more than women for the same amount of work, why would anyone hire a man? Warren Farrell asked himself that question, wondering whether the assumption of unequal pay is really  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Farrell
ISBN: 0814472109 9780814472101
OCLC Number: 489623647
Description: xxxiii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: Twenty-five ways to increase your pay --
CHAPTER 1: Field of Dreams: Choose the Right Field and Higher Pay Will Come --
CHAPTER 2: The Field-with-Higher-Yield Formula: One to Five --
1. Choose a Field in Technology or the Hard Sciences, Not the Arts or Social Sciences (Pharmacology vs. Literature) --
2. Get Hazard Pay Without the Hazards (female administrator in Air Force vs. Male Combat Soldier in Army) --
3. Among Jobs Requiring Little Education, Those that Expose you to the Sleet and Heat Pay More Than Those That are Indoors and Neat (Fed Ex Deliverer vs. Receptionist) --
4. In Most Fields With Higher Pay, You Can't Psychologically Check Out at The End of the Day (Corporate Attorney vs. Librarian) --
5. Fields with Higher Pay Often Have Lower Fulfillment (Engineer vs. Childcare Professional) --
CHAPTER 3: The Field-with-Higher-Yield Formula: Six to Ten. 6. People Who Get Higher Financial Rewards Choose Fields with Higher Financial and Emotional Risks (Venture Capitalist vs. Supermarket Cashier) --
7. Many Fields with Higher Pay Require Working the Worst Shifts During the Worst Hours (Private Practice Medical Doctor vs. HMO Medical Doctor) --
8. Some Jobs Pay More to Attract People to Unpleasant Environments Without Many People (Prison Guard vs. Restaurant Hostess) --
9. Updating Pays: Currency Begets Currency (Sales Engineer vs. French Language Scholar) --
10. People Who Get Higher Pay Also Choose Subfields with the "High Pay Formula" (Surgeon vs. Psychiatrist) --
CHAPTER 4: Doing Time: People Who Get Higher Pay ... --
11. Work More Hours-And It Makes a Big Difference --
12. Have More Years of Experience-Especially in Their Current Occupation --
13. Have More Years of Recent, Uninterrupted Experience with Their Current Employer. 14. Work More Weeks During the Year --
15. Are Absent Less Often From Work --
16. Commute to Jobs that are Farther Away --
CHAPTER 5: On the Move: People Who Get Higher Pay Are More Willing to ... --
17. Relocate-Especially to Undesirable Locations at the Company's Behest --
18. Travel Extensively On the Job --
CHAPTER 6: Responsibility, Training, Ambition, and Productivity: People Who Get Higher Pay ... --
19. Take On Different Responsibilities Even When Their Titles Are the Same --
20. Take On Bigger Responsibilities Even When Their Titles Are the Same --
21. Require Less Security --
22. Have More Relevant Training in their Current Occupation --
23. Have Higher Career Goals to Begin With --
24. Do More in-Depth Job Searches --
25. Above All, Produce More --
Conclusion to Part I: Twenty-Five Ways to Increase Your Pay --
PART II: Women in the Workplace --
CHAPTER 7: What Women Contribute to the Workplace --
What Men Love About Women (at Work, That Is). CHAPTER 8: Why Women and Men Approach Work So Differently, Yet So Similarly --
Male- and Female-owned Businesses Reflecting Work-Life Decisions --
If Women Contribute So Much to the Workplace, Why Do Some Men Seem So Threatened? --
CHAPTER 9: The Myths that Prevent Women from Knowing Why Men Earn More --
How the Belief in the Discrimination Against Women Hurts Women's Careers --
CHAPTER 10: Discrimination Against Women --
Mentorship's Rebellion Process --
Men Have "a Wife"; Women Don't --
CHAPTER 11: Discrimination In Favor Of Women: Why Women Are Now Often Paid More Than Men for the Same Work --
Do Women Earn More for the Same Work? --
How the Fear of Male Sexuality Leads to Discrimination Against Men --
CHAPTER 12: The Genetic Celebrity Pay Gap --
And What, Pray Tell, Is a "Genetic Celebrity"? --
The Genetic Celebrity as Tip Magnet --
CHAPTER 13: Two Nagging Questions ... --
When Women Enter Men's Occupations, Doesn't The Pay Go Down? --
"Isn't the Issue More Than Equal Pay-Isn't It Comparable Worth?" --
CHAPTER 14: Conclusion: Toward a New Vision of Men and Women.
Responsibility: Warren Farrell.
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..". will make you squeamish....in a good way. Knowing the facts (there are a lot in this book) only empowers you." -Downtown Women's Club

 
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