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Women’s chances in STEM fields better than often thought

One of the most common explanations why women are underrepresented in many areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is that a hiring bias against women exists in those fields. A new study by Thomas Breda and Mélina Hillion, … Continue reading

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How female labor supply is influenced by working neighbors and retired grandmothers

Over the last century, female labor participation has increased in almost all developed countries. The availability of child care and increased contraceptive access along with other institutional, cultural and policy changes have made it easier for women to reconcile family … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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More women in leadership positions don’t make firms more successful

Many European countries are contemplating (or have already introduced) mandatory quotas for the share of women on the executive level of firms. The idea is to help women break the glass ceiling and create more equality of opportunity also in … Continue reading

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