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Why Can't a Woman Earn as Much as a Man? (02:30)

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Women in Britain make up about half of the U.K. work force but will make an average of 369,000 pounds less than her male counterpart over the course of her career. Several questions are raised about he reasons for inequality in the work force.

What Causes the Difference in Pay? (00:55)

Hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt introduce themselves and explain why they want to get to the bottom of the reasons behind growing pay gap between men and women in the U.K. work force.

Can Women Have it All? (02:37)

Female students who are preparing to participate in the Miss London University Beauty Pageant discuss being judged on their intelligence versus their beauty.

Do Beauty Pageants Encourage Sexism? (00:60)

Protesters outside the London University Beauty Pageant give their opinions regarding judging women based on their appearance. A recent U.S. study found that thinner women can earn as much as 7% more than women several sizes larger.

Effect of Babies on the Gender Pay Gap (02:00)

A survey shows that out of 240 jobs in the U.K. women are paid less at 220 of them. A working woman with four kids discusses the impact of having children on her career.

A Woman's Place Was in the Home (01:28)

Only one third of women with preschool aged children is employed full time. One couple explains their modern solution to making money and giving their daughter time with her parents.

Female Bread Winners (01:33)

Today only about 14% of women are the main earners in their household. A working mom explains her decision to go back to her job full time. Some predict that in twenty years women could be the main earner for one in four households.

Demanding Equal Pay (01:15)

In 1968 there were four rates of pay for production workers, three for men and one for women. At at time when most people believed men should earn more, a group of female machinists went on strike and halted production at Ford.

Equal Pay Act (01:35)

In 1968 there were four rates of pay for production workers, three for men and one for women. Female machinists went on strike and halted production at Ford at a time when most people believed men should earn more than women.

Are Men Still Seen as the Main Bread Winners? (00:57)

In the last few years the pay gap has increased between men and women to an average of 17%. Men and women on the streets of Britain give their opinions on the roles of men and women in the workforce and at home.

Segregated Job Market (01:10)

Some women have recently discovered that men are earning twice as much as them for comparable jobs.

An Equal Pay Claim (02:09)

Hundreds of thousands of women in Britain are being illegally paid less than their male colleagues. Women who work for Bolton Council have made equal pay claims to get the back pay they are entitled to under the law.

Why Aren't Women Getting What They are Owed? (01:35)

Hundreds of thousands of women in Britain are being illegally paid less than their male colleagues. Women who work for Bolton Council have made equal pay claims to get the back pay they are entitled to under the law.

Mixed Gender Student Stereotype Experiment (01:35)

Women who work full time will earn on average 369,000 pounds less than a man in the same job over a lifetime. Research has found the girls who go to a single sex school can go on to earn more.

Do Girls Stereotype Themselves? (01:44)

Students explain why some jobs are for men and others are for women. Girls are often steered toward health and social care, which are generally lower paying jobs. Single sex schools are shown to impact the types of studies children pursue.

Single Gender Student Stereotype Experiment (01:45)

Mulberry is a secular state school in one of the poorest areas of London. Never the less, 83% of the girls go on to university. Students explain how going to an all girl’s school has given them the confidence to pursue male dominated careers.

Benefits of Single Sex Schools (01:09)

The head teacher at Mulberry School for Girls gives her reaction to the gender stereotype experiment.

Gender Pay Gap Continues (01:28)

Some research shows that women financial traders get paid 60% less than men. One of the first women stockbrokers comments on the recent changes in the work place.

Gender Injustice in Charity (00:48)

In the boardroom the average pay gap between men and women is as high as 30%. The woman who runs the RNIB thinks that men may be better at negotiating their pay.

How Do Women Value Themselves? (01:24)

A test at the University of East London shows that female students expect to earn less than their male counterparts five years after graduation.

Different Standards for Men and Women (02:47)

University students in a group interview are observed for stereotypical gender behavior. It is often found that when women behave the same as men they are perceived in a negative light.

Experiences with Unequal Pay (00:59)

Men and women on the streets of London discuss unequal pay in the work place. In a survey of 1000 adults twice as many men as women have asked for a pay raise in the last five years.

Are Men More Pushy in the Work Place? (01:16)

An economist explains that men and women tend to do different jobs, which may be partly responsible for inequality in pay. He says working conditions are typically worse for men who are also more likely to be injured on the job.

Do Women Choose to Earn Less? (02:04)

Hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt discuss whether or not women make less in the work place because of the careers they choose.

What is More Important, Rate of Pay or Job Satisfaction? (00:53)

People interviewed on the streets of London show that women may typically value job satisfaction over rate of pay. The opposite appears to be true for men.

Can Gender Affect Performance at Work (01:55)

People interviewed on the streets of London show that women may typically value job satisfaction over rate of pay. The opposite appears to be true for men.

Undergoing MRI Scan (01:53)

Hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt have their brains scanned to determine if biology affects earning power differences between men and women.

Brain Scan Results (02:05)

Hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt learn that they received identical scores on brain scan test that was performed to determine if biology affects earning power differences between men and women.

Are Men and Women Equal? (00:55)

Men and women on the streets of London share their opinions on the differences between how men and women are perceived.

Communication and Empathy in Business (02:14)

A well know public relations expert believes that women make better PR practitioners than men because of their ability to connect to with people. She runs conferences to build confidence in women.

Leadership Course at McDonald's (02:16)

McDonald's is blazing a trail in women's leadership by offering a course that gives women the confidence they need to climb the corporate ladder.

Working After Children (01:07)

McDonald's is blazing a trail in women's leadership by offering a course that gives women the confidence they need to climb the corporate ladder.

Institutional Discrimination (02:00)

The government in Britain is bringing in an equality bill driven by Harriet Harman, the Minister for Women. If employees begin openly discussing their pay rate will the pay gap between men and women get any smaller?

Is it Still a Man's World? (00:42)

The pay rate gap between men and women is still growing despite the Equal Pay Act that has been around for 40years. At the current rate of change it will take 140 years to close all the gender pay gaps.

Life of a House Husband (02:57)

A man who stays at home with his daughter while his wife is at work discusses the reactions he gets from other people and how it has changed his marriage.

What Does it Mean to Have it All? (02:53)

Hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt discuss what they have learned from their research into how gender affects work and pay.

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Why Can’t a Woman Earn as Much as a Man?

Part of the Series : The Trouble with Working Women: An Inquiry into Inequality Between the Sexes
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In terms of lifetime earning power, most women earn far less than their male colleagues do. What lies at the root of the pay gap? The answer is neither simple nor definitive, as this program reveals. Research leads hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt—each a parent with young daughters—on a not-so-merry chase to see what the future may hold for their children. Stops along the way include a meeting regarding a class action suit brought by women for lost wages due to unfair salary practices; a group job interview that prompts discussion of a double standard regarding assertiveness in women and men; same-sex and coeducational schools, to see how gender stereotyping influences career choice; and a medical facility where a brain activity assessment is used to seek insights into potential physiological differences in how women and men process tasks. Also addressed is the question of whether so-called typical female qualities—empathy and openness, to name two—align women with work that is less valued, monetarily speaking, by the job market. A BBC Production. A part of the series The Trouble with Working Women: An Inquiry into Inequality Between the Sexes. (60 minutes)

Length: 60 minutes

Item#: BVL41292

ISBN: 978-1-61616-653-3

Copyright date: ©2009

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