January 27, 2006

Wage Gap

The easy explanations are garbage, and Echidne of the Snakes does a careful job showing us why.

Why would men on average receive higher wages (or salaries, but I will use wages for simplicity from now on)? At the risk of tremendous oversimplification, I offer three basic explanations:

1. Men are better workers than women, on average.

2. Women want to work in jobs which pay less.

3. Women are treated unfairly at work.

An excellent three part series.

Posted by binky at January 27, 2006 04:25 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Economics

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