Salary Comparison: Men versus Women
Men have been the primary “bread winner” for many centuries. In more recent times, women are often the primary, if not the only source of income. The question has always come about “Do men make more money than women”. Often, the education is the same, the background will be the same and the only difference is the gender. Does this equal different pay?
It obviously has been an issue as the Equal Opportunity Commission implemented the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The Equal Pay Act pointed out that: "The Congress hereby finds that the existence …. of wage differentials based on sex--
(1) depresses wages and living standards for employees necessary for their health and efficiency;
(2) prevents the maximum utilization of the available labor resources;
(3) tends to cause labor disputes, thereby burdening, affecting, and obstructing commerce;
(4) burdens commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; and
(5) constitutes an unfair method of competition."
Can it still be happening? Certain employees will say yes but employers will say no as it’s based on more than gender (experience, education, job description changes and so forth).
Learning Team C has studied the Data Sets of Wages and will show the “Salary Comparison in Men versus Women”. While researching the data sets and performing the five step hypothesis test, using the one tailed hypothesis, along with the z-test or t-test Learning Team C has concluded that men’s salaries are higher than women.
One Tailed Hypothesis: Salary Comparison in Men versus Women
This study evaluates the annual salary levels of men versus women and compares the two groups to determine if one group makes more money than the other. The research gathered in this study will determine if there is a significant difference in the annual salary levels of men versus women. This research project will evaluate the Wages and Wage Earners Data Set.The Wages and Wage Earner Data Set gives salary...