Saturday, April 26, 2008

McCain vs. Clinton: Gender Gap on the Pay Gap

From Warren Farrell

Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain have a gender gap on the pay gap.

Senator Clinton repeatedly introduces the Paycheck Fairness Act. John McCain has just announced he opposes it as a contributor to unnecessary lawsuits.

Their differences cover up a fundamental difference in what the pay gap reflects. Clinton understands it as a reflection of discrimination.

McCain understands it as the marketplace's reflection of the different work-life choices made by men and women. To Clinton, a law beyond the Equal Pay Act
is needed to protect women.

To McCain, preventing a pay gap would force employers to pay women equally even if they worked fewer hours or relocated less, or took fewer technical jobs or hazardous jobs - and this would make employers hesitant to hire women to begin with.

Who is right?

Dr. Warren Farrell, the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap - and What Women Can Do About It, has studied the pay gap for more than a decade, and uncovered twenty-five factors that create the pay gap.

Ask him about these, or:

- What are the 25 ways to higher pay?

- What are the 80 fields in which women are paid more?

- How does the workplace discriminate against women?

- How does the workplace discriminate against men?

Ask Dr. Farrell "Who is right: McCain or Clinton?"

You can get a look at some of Dr. Farrell's findings at ; then click on "Warren in the News."

Or, email him directly for an interview:

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