FOR MONDAY 3/19
A University of Michigan study shows the earlier a woman starts taking birth control, the more likely she is to earn higher wages later in life. These findings are in comparison to the today's situation: a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The studies' purpose is to analyze the causes behind the narrowing gender wage gap, particularly birth control.
Martha Bailey, a research affiliate at the U-M Institute for Social Research, made a fact claim by saying, "We found that women who had early access to the pill in the 1960s and 1970s earned 8 percent more on average by the 1980s and 1990s than women without early access."
Bailey touched on values when she said, "The pill's availability likely altered norms and expectations about marriage and childbearing." It also most likely encouraged companies to hire and promote women.
This article uses ethos through Martha Bailey and the University of Michigan. It also uses logos when analyzing the results of the studies.