There is a lively debate as to why the gender wage gap has closed in industrialized countries in recent decades.1 When investigating possible explanations, most research has focused on factors such as education and experience, for which changes have been more favorable for women than for men; increased labor force participation and the changing characteristics of
Explaining women’s success: technological change and the skill content of women’s work
Sandra E. Black, Alexandra Spitz-Oener, 1 September 2007
Gender equality legislation: will it work?
Manuel F. Bagues, Berta Esteve-Volart, 27 July 2007
Women and men are not equal in the labour market – not in terms of high-profile jobs or in terms of pay. Since equality of the sexes is considered a fundamental human right in all European nations, many countries are looking for policies that would reduce the gender gap.
Gender roles and technological progress
Stefania Albanesi, Claudia Olivetti, 20 July 2007
Increased competition can reduce gender wage gap
Doris Weichselbaumer, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Martina Zweimüller , 16 July 2007
There has been much debate centred around gender wage differentials and discrimination and one of the key questions to emerge whether competitive markets can bring an end to the unequal market outcomes for men and women or if some form of anti-discrimination law is necessary.
Gender-linked performance differences in competitive environments: evidence from pro tennis
M Daniele Paserman, 26 June 2007
Recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in female labour force participation rates, and a considerable narrowing of the gender gap in wages.
Do gender equality laws help?
Juan Dolado, 12 June 2007
President Sarkozy´s appointment of seven women, out of sixteen members, in the new French cabinet follows the path initiated by Spanish Prime Minister Rodriguez-Zapatero and Chilean President Michele Bachelet who gave half of the ministries to women. The EU share of female ministers is below 25% with only Finland, France, Spain and Sweden having a share close to 50%.
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