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IZA Prize goes to Claudia Goldin

The 2016 IZA Prize in Labor Economics goes to Claudia Goldin, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Professor Goldin has been awarded the IZA Prize for her career-long work on the economic history of women in education … Continue reading

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Sexual orientation related to preferences for competition

The gender wage gap is one of the most researched empirical facts in labor economics. But it is not only the biological sex that is related to wages. A small but growing empirical evidence documents how individual sexual orientation is … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day: Recent research on women in the labor market

Today is International Women’s Day! We take this as an opportunity to highlight some recent posts and articles on the situation of women in the labor market. Read these recent IZA World of Labor articles to get an overview of … 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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Do personality traits affect productivity? Evidence from the lab

Individual differences in cognitive abilities measures such as IQ cannot fully explain the wage variation across workers, nor the intergenerational persistence of earnings and unemployment. That is probably why economists have recently focused their attention on analyzing how non-cognitive or … Continue reading

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Female quotas in company boards: Norwegian evidence shows no trickle-down effect

Women still earn less than men, and are still under-represented in executive positions. In 2003, the Norwegian government passed a reform to change that, setting up a mandatory quota of 40 percent for women in the boards of publicly limited … Continue reading

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Award-winning paper: How “the Pill” reduced the gender wage gap

At the traditional IZA reception during the Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), held in Philadelphia in January 2014, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann and Research Director Corrado Giulietti presented the 2013 IZA Young Labor Economist Award … Continue reading

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