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IZA Prize in Labor Economics conferred to Claudia Goldin at ASSA Meeting in Chicago

The 15th IZA Prize in Labor Economics was formally conferred to Claudia Goldin during the traditional IZA Reception at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in Chicago on January 6, 2017. After introductions by Hilmar Schneider (CEO … Continue reading

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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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Can gender differences in computer use explain why boys do worse in school than girls?

Boys perform worse in school than girls, which has been dubbed the “Boy Crisis”. An analysis of the latest data on educational outcomes among boys and girls reveals extensive disparities in grades, reading and writing test scores, and other measurable … Continue reading

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Female leaders increase workplace diversity by narrowing the gender gap in promotions

Although women comprise 45 percent of the labor force across OECD countries, they continue to earn less than men on average and remain under-represented among business leaders. A new study by Astrid Kunze and Amalia Miller on private sector establishments … Continue reading

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Where does the gender gap in economics enrolment arise?

Although women account for 57% of all students at UK universities, the share of female economics students is only about 27%. In a new IZA paper, Mirco Tonin and Jackie Wahba use rich data on university applications to explore the … Continue reading

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