Wage Gap

Background:
Stuff You Should Know Podcast- How the Gender Pay Gap Works
Freakonomics Radio- The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap
Anne Crittendon- The Mommy Tax
Netflix, Explained- The Wage Gap
Any independent research you find relevant
Instructions:
Briefly summarize what is commonly referred to as the “wage gap” or “gender pay gap” as you
understand it.
Briefly summarize how 3 different sources calculate and present an argument for/against the
wage gap. Your sources should include The Mommy Tax, one podcast listed above, and the third
can be your choice.
Compare and contrast all 3 sources. What does each model of thinking have in common about
the gender pay gap and where do they differ?
Which do you ascribe to? Why?
Feel free to include personal experience you have with this or how it might affect you in the
future.
The paper:
Your paper should address all 4 points listed under Instructions. You should demonstrate
knowledge from reading/podcast.
Relevant info:
This 2-3 page essay-report is worth 15 points and should include works cited. Lecture notes do
not require a citation. Grammar and punctuation count toward your overall score. The
assignment is due Monday 3/23, 8am, via Connect.
You should also consult the writing style rubric which will provide more detail about grading
procedure.
WS200 Introduction to Women’s Studies

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