Is the gender pay gap good for women? Phyllis Schlafly thinks yes.
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|Wed, 04-16-2014 - 1:11pm|
"The pay gap between men and women is not all bad because it helps to promote and sustain marriages. Since husband and wife generally pool their incomes into a single economic unit, what really matters is the combined family income, not the pay gap between them."
Her conclusion statement essentially says that increasing wages for women have destroyed marriage in the US:
"The real economic story of the past 30 years is that women's pay has effectively risen to virtual parity, but men's pay has stagnated and thousands of well-paid blue-collar jobs have been shipped to low-wage countries. Nobody should be surprised that the marriage rate has fallen, the age of first marriage has risen, and marriage, in general, has become unstable."