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Differences in risk attitudes do not explain gender gap in leadership positions

A recent IZA World of Labor article suggests that gender differences in attitudes toward risk are less significant than previously claimed and cannot explain women’s under-representation in high-level occupations. The commonly accepted argument in the economics literature is that women … Continue reading

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Gender discrimination at work: What if your boss is a woman?

Despite the remarkable increase of female participation in education, the labor market and political life that has taken place over the past several decades, women are on average still paid less than men and are largely underrepresented in supervisory, managerial … Continue reading

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Solomon Polachek on equal pay and the gender wage gap

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Solomon Polachek (State University of New York at Binghamton) talks about equal pay and the gender wage gap. He explains that equal pay policies based on wage outcomes have had little effect on the … Continue reading

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