In the debate about top incomes, one aspect has been strikingly missing: gender. When we talk about the top 1%, how many of it are women? Is there a glass ceiling that prevents women from reaching the very top of the income distribution? These are important questions.
Top incomes and the glass ceiling
Tony Atkinson, Alessandra Casarico, Sarah Voitchovsky, 10 July 2014
India – igniting inclusive growth by raising female economic participation
Piritta Sorsa, 18 June 2014
India is in many ways at a crossroads in mid-2014. It will have a new government, it will need ignition to restart the growth engine and make it more inclusive. But if this is to happen, then Indian women will have to be given the chance and the incentives to participate more in the labour market. Indian women already show signs of starting gradually to assert themselves more.
Gender and the labour market: Evidence from experiments
Ghazala Azmat, Barbara Petrongolo, 7 June 2014
Women have made major inroads in labour markets throughout the past century. As a result, there has been a clear convergence in their levels of human capital investment and their employment prospects and outcomes relative to those of men.
The difficult case of persuading women: Experimental evidence from childcare
Vincenzo Galasso, Paola Profeta, Chiara Pronzato, Francesco C. Billari, 16 November 2013
Despite being increasingly more visible in the public debate, gender gaps still remain strong in many countries. In most European countries, labour market differences between men and women are sizable. In 2012 the male employment rate in the EU-27 was 74.6% versus 62.4% for women. But this hides considerable disparities across European countries.
Can gender differences in competition explain the achievement gap?
Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre, Joseph Price, 21 October 2010
Last week the World Economic Forum released its Global Gender Gap Report (Hausmann et al. 2010). As expected, the data in the report illustrates a significant and persistent pay and achievement gap between males and females around the world.
Gender gaps in performance pay
Sara de la Rica , Juan Dolado, Raquel Vegas, 3 August 2010
One of the cornerstones of the standard competitive model of the labour market is the equilibrium condition equating wages to the value of the marginal product of labour.
Are workers motivated by the greater good? Evidence from a field experiment
Mirco Tonin, Michael Vlassopoulos, 28 May 2010
What motivates workers? The canonical view in economics is that workers respond to monetary incentives. In line with this perspective, a large literature has been devoted to analysing how compensation contracts should be designed in order to induce workers to be more productive (Prendergast 1999).
The performance gender gap: Does competition matter?
Evren Örs, Frédéric Palomino, Eloïc Peyrache, 21 July 2008
Women are under-represented in top management positions on both sides of the Atlantic. The academic literature suggests a number of explanations for this underrepresentation, including self-selection, investment in family and child bearing, lower female human capital investment, or gender discrimination.
Women and politics
Graziella Bertocchi, 30 July 2007
Women represent at least half the world population but, in the discussion on the causes and effects of democratisation, economists have devoted little attention to the analysis of women's political empowerment. This is changing.
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