Gender Inequality In Employment Of Chinese College Graduates

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Gender Inequality in Employment of Chinese College Graduates In contemporary society, as increasingly youngster graduating from college in China has great pressure. Because more and more difficult for college graduates to find jobs especially female graduates. Recently, a research showed that employment ratio of female graduates is 12 percent lower than male graduates and that about 60 percent female graduates said that they had suffered from bias when finding jobs. Every time when I look at newspaper I can find words like “male preferably” or “male only” in the want ads. It is clear that the company has a bias against female graduates. The gender inequality in employment of college graduates is still a serious problem in China. This is turn story from the magazine which is the girl using the anonym Wang L enrolled for the postgraduate exam to avoid heavy employment pressure, the diary wrote. She found that 19 out of her 25 classmates were girls, who share the same idea that it might be easier for a female postgraduate than a university graduate to find a job. Unfortunately, the three years of their graduate life have not reduced the employment pressure much, the diary continued.
Wang Li began her job-hunting in late 2006 and failed to find a job five months later. She noticed that sexual discrimination was found everywhere. Some employers do not hide his sexist view, saying it is out of "practical concerns". "I prefer hiring male staffers. A female university graduate would soon get married after taking a job. Then she would get pregnant and give birth to a child, taking a long leave. Afterward her mind would be occupied with her baby and could hardly concentrate on her work even during office hours.
Wang think“I yelled at one of the employers, The job only asks for a person who has ability to deal with paper works? Why do you turn down us girls as far as the job is concerned?”Wang wrote in the diary. “The requirement has been raised by my boss and I have nothing to do with it,” the employer answered impatiently.
A recent survey conducted by the state’s Labor and Social Security Department showed that 67% employers polled in 62 cities proposed sexual limitation or stipulated clearly that female employees were prohibited from being pregnant during their employment. (Zhang Kai) It is widely acknowledged that the university’s graduates are confronted with heavy working pressure in China. Particularly, female graduates find it more difficult for them to find a good job because they encounter many kinds of discrimination. There is no denying that female job seekers are treated unequally in the majority of work positions. Positions of higher salaries, such as managers, computer programmers, reject most of the female graduate. Numerous reasons account for such a situation.
Firstly, compared with men, women have more physical disadvantages. They are considered to be less active and cannot work concentrated during a long time. Secondly, if women are pregnant, they should have a long vacation, so the company will pay more. Besides, women usually retire about five to ten years earlier than men, which is also a significant reason. Last but by not the least, the traditional social prejudice about the subordination of female to male still exists. Though the law forbids gender bias in employment, the employer will find other reasons to refuse female graduates. For example, lack of experiences or the unfitness for the job. Sometimes maybe it’s true, but many times it’s just an excurse. The problem of unfair employment distribution appears to come from social convention and not true ability. This phenomenon should be paid more attention. Our society and companies should build up a right concept of gender equality. Women can do as good as or even better than men, if they have the chance to prove there capable. Equality between the sexes has long been written into national laws of many countries. And there are many