CDN$ 44.76 + FREE SHIPPING
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
Ships from and sold by USA MART.
CDN$ 44.76 + FREE SHIPPING
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Why Men Earn More Hardcover – Jan 19 2005

4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover
CDN$ 44.76
CDN$ 34.78 CDN$ 47.75

Born Trump

click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Why Men Earn More
  • +
  • The Gulag Archipelago, Vol. 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
Total price: CDN$ 60.31
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: AMACOM (Jan. 19 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814472109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814472101
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #282,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Publishers Weekly

Why do men earn more than women? Because they deserve to, argues this contrarian challenge to feminist conventional wisdom. Men work longer hours at more dangerous and disagreeable jobs. They more readily accept night shifts, hardship postings to Alaska and entrepreneurial risks. Men get in-demand degrees in engineering, while women get degrees in French literature. Female librarians earn less than garbagemen, not because of discrimination, but because so many applicants compete for the safe, clean, comfortable, convenient, fulfilling jobs women prefer. Indeed, the author insists, statistics show that women and men with equal experience and qualifications, doing the same job, for the same hours, under the same conditions-get paid the same. Farrell, author of The Myth of Male Power, usefully points women towards high-paying, male-dominated fields that are becoming female friendly and suggests that ambitious women marry stay-at-home husbands. But he considers men the real victims, taken advantage of because of their innate chivalry and social expectations that they trade earning power for love and sex and be "willing to die to support the wives and children." He decries anti-male discrimination in occupations like teaching, nursing and cocktail-waitressing, and pillories comparable worth initiatives as "spoiled-brat economics." A whole chapter is devoted to "genetic celebrities"-i.e., beautiful women (exemplified in photos of same) whom men shower with free dinners, gifts and home repairs and who "marry up" into cushy lifestyles paid for by workaholic husbands. Ostensibly a road-map to workplace equality, Farrell's portrait of pampered, ungrateful women and stoic, self-sacrificing men may strike some readers as an unhelpful caricature.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

Bloomberg News: ""Why Men Earn More does treat an important subject comprehensively, fairly and accurately, drawing on international trends even as it focuses on the United States.""

Marty Nemko, Career Coach, U.S. News & World Report online (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/career/nemko_blog.htm) chose Why Men Earn More as one of ""Five great career books to read in 2006.""

Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer, CNNMoney.com: ""I don't usually use this column to recommend books, but Why Men Earn More will provide much food for thought, no matter where you stand in the pay-gap debate... This book - complete with far more textured, subtle arguments than a column can ever convey - will make you think twice."""
"Farrell's tome is a huge step forward in understanding a bit more about a most perplexing problem.'
-Frequent Flyer
"... a fascinating read.'
-Wendy McElroy, FoxNews.com
"... will make you squeamish... .in a good way. Knowing the facts (there are a lot in this book) only empowers you.'
-Downtown Women's Club
"

See all Product description


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 4 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

June 14, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
August 19, 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
April 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 73 reviews
James Kelly
5.0 out of 5 starsThe data Canadians rioted to suppress
August 12, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
30 people found this helpful.
DR DAVID G STORK
5.0 out of 5 starsSimple lessons to allow women (and men) to make the best-informed decisions about personal risk/reward, work/family, etc.
February 5, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
B
5.0 out of 5 starsDose of Reality
July 1, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Holiday555
5.0 out of 5 starsVery Enlightening.
March 7, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
Pete E
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Truth Will Set You Free
February 14, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?