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New evidence on ‘gay glass ceilings’ in top management

Do sexual minorities face barriers in accessing jobs with supervisory and managerial workplace authority? And once on the managerial ladder, do they face glass ceilings that block them from higher-level posts? A new IZA discussion paper by Cevat Giray Aksoy … Continue reading

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The 2018 IZA Prize in Labor Economics goes to Joseph Altonji

Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University) will receive the 2018 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his seminal contributions to the economic analysis of labor supply, family economics and discrimination. Worth 60,000 euros, the IZA Prize is regarded as the most … Continue reading

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What drives the gender pay gap?

The earnings differential between men and women is a recurring topic in academic research and policy debates. While the gender pay gap is sometimes interpreted as a blatant sign of discrimination that calls for stricter equal pay legislation, the story … Continue reading

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Do boys benefit from male teachers in elementary school?

The scarcity of male teachers in elementary school has led to a debate on whether young boys require more male role models in school, and whether boys might be discriminated against by female teachers. A recent IZA Discussion Paper by … Continue reading

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Gender bias in teaching evaluations by economics students

In an ongoing heated debate on sexism in the economic profession, sparked by an analysis by Alice Wu of sexist speech in an anonymous online forum, economists see themselves accused of discrimination against women in the profession. Indeed, female professors … Continue reading

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Transitioning across gender is related to greater life and job satisfaction

A new IZA World of Labor report finds that after transitioning, trans people experience better mental health, and greater life and job satisfaction. Furthermore, studies show that while becoming a man is related to a small rise in wages, trans-women … Continue reading

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Discrimination against female migrants wearing a headscarf

Germany is currently experiencing a high influx of Muslim migrants. Their labor market integration is a crucial policy goal. However, females with backgrounds of migration from Muslim countries, and especially of those wearing headscarves, are still faced with high levels … Continue reading

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