Statistical Motivation to Change the World

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  • Fathers are 1.83 times more likely to be recommend for management than childless men
  • Childless women are 8.2 times more likely than mothers to be recommended for management
  • Employers believe mothers are less competent than childless women
  • Employers believe childless men are less competent and committed than men who are fathers.
  • Mothers are rated as less competent, less committed, less suitable for hire, promotion, and management training, and deserving of lower salaries. 
  • Mothers are held to higher performance and punctuality standards.
  • Mothers are 100% less likely to be promoted. 
  • Mothers are assumed to be less competent and committed than women without children.
  • Working mothers make 16% less money than childless women
  • Mothers are 79% less likely to be hired than childless women
  • Women are poorer than men in all ethnic groups (2007)
  • In '07, 26.5 percent of African American women were poor compared to 22.3 percent of African American men
  • In '07, 23.6 percent of Hispanic women were poor compared to 19.6 percent of Hispanic men
  • In '07, 10.7 percent of Asian women were poor compared to 9.7 percent of Asian men
  • In '07, 11.6 percent of white women are poor compared to 9.4 percent of white men.
  • In '07, 13% percent of women over 75 years old were poor compared to 6 percent of men. 
  • In 2007, full time, year round female workers aged 25 to 32 with a bachelor’s degree were paid 14 percent less than men.
  • Women continue to be tracked into pink-collar jobs that typically pay less than jobs in industries that are male-dominated.
  • 69 percent of unpaid caregivers to older adults in the home are women 
  • 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce.
  • 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
  • 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce.
  • Forty-three percent of U.S. children are being raised without their fathers.
  • Seventy-five percent of children with divorced parents live with their mother.
  • Children are 24 percent of the total U.S. population, but 36 percent of the poor population
  • 48 percent of first births are by single mothers, and by age 30 two-thirds of American women have had a child, typically without a husband.
  • The majority of single mothers in the United States are separated, divorced or widowed and they work more hours and yet have higher poverty rates than single mothers in other high-income countries. 
  • US children in single mother families have a poverty rate of 63 percent 
  • 96 percent of secretaries and administrative assistants are women who earn 86 percent as much as men.
  • The greatest salary gains reported by women occurred in professional categories. 
  • Women physicians’ assistants saw their median pay increase by $9,922 to $68,160, or 73 cents of the median paid to a male physician’s assistant. 
  • Female engineering managers reported a $9,579 median boost in salary to $113,825, or 98 cents of male earnings for the same job.
  • 85 percent of maids and housekeepers are women who make 83 percent of what men in that profession earn.
  • A majority of financial managers are women - 54.3 percent - but they earn only about 66 percent of what men in that occupation make.
  • 24.7 percent of chief executives are women who earn 69 percent as much as male executives.
  • Women with professional degrees are paid 67 cents for every dollar paid to men with professional degrees
  • We need a revolution!

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