1 thought on “Faulty gender pay gap stats mask the very real progress made by women”

  1. Posted 29/10/2018 at 14:00 | Permalink

    of course, if the gap arises from employment choices made by men and women freely, its closing is not necessarily good news. It could be neutral (different free choices being made as the stock of women graduates rises relative to the stock of male graduates as the cohort effect of more men going to university works its way out of the system) or actually negative (if the shape of the tax system of subsidies for child care lead women to make choices they would not make in the absence of those distortions). I am being pedantic, of course, but not a totally irrelevant point.

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