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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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The gender pay gap: Discrimination or structural differences?

By Solomon W. Polachek Women earn less than men. In the US the gap is approximately 22%. Among OECD countries the gap averages 15%. One might argue this indicates rampant discrimination. But the story is far more complicated. Many women … 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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Men like child care at least as much as women do

In March of 2012, The New York Times (NYT) website ran the headline, “Do Women Like Child Care More than Men?” The article answered this question in the affirmative, basing its conclusions on an academic paper by Rhoads and Rhoads … Continue reading

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