Re: Political Sci/Social Sci Term Paper Ideas Available
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 19:55:25 -0500

In article <5160rk$>, (Evan
Cole and Jan Newby) wrote:

> When oh when are we going to tackle the freaky
> issue (and costly issue) of gender wage equity

The Author responds:

OK, since you asked, here is an excerpt from the questions
and answers section of the treatise:

Question: In a free market environment, female workers have
historically earned salaries which are approximately 60% to 65%
of the salaries of males doing the same work. Does equal pay
for females mean that men will have to take a real wage cut of
35% to 40%?

Answer: No, if females demand equal pay, the real wage cut for
men will be much greater than 40%, AND there will be substantial
real wage cuts for most women as well! [See the treatise for the
balance of the answer.]

Question: If female workers seeking equal pay with males severely
depress the wages of males, won't this bring about the necessity of
housewives to enter the work force in order to maintain the household's
standard of living? With the entry of ever increasing numbers of
housewives into the work force, won't this create an oversupply of
labor thus depressing all wages even further?

Answer: Yes to both questions. [End of excerpt]

If anyone would like a free email copy of the multipart
treatise on the downward wage equalizing effects of
equal employment opportunity, send a brief request to: Hurry while the penet remailer
is still forwarding email to the "na" form of addresses!

"Government enforced wage equalization will work only in the
downward direction" - despite any initial appearance to the
contrary! And believe it or not, the least preferred job
candidate doesn't even have to be awarded a job for many
phenomena to take place!