When men retire versus when they can take their pension. By country. Fascinating difference of (a) 12 years in retirement ages (b) countries where men retire before or after the pensionable age https://t.co/yMJAfC8Dc9 pic.twitter.com/gaq5jzuDdt
— Paul Kirby (@paul1kirby) December 10, 2017
If immigration lowers wages in New Zealand, political parties should be cheering every New Zealander who leaves because their emigration will raise wages here!? But none of them do that. They welcome returning New Zealanders.
Source: Immigration Economics: A Review David Card and Giovanni Peri, April, 2016.
This economic force is surely powerful. The gender pay gap will go away only when there are as many men seeking fle… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…—
Henry Curr (@Henry_Curr) November 12, 2017
It was Gary Becker in his 1957 PhD which became The Economics of Discrimination mentioned that tiny differences in comparative advantage lead to large differences in the division of labour. He later observed that increasing returns from specialised human capital is a powerful driver of the division of labour.
Please no excuses like the recruitment pool is made up of too much of one gender and not enough of the other. The occupational choices and labour supply decisions of workers is never accepted as an excuse at the other end of this chart as valid reasons for departmental gender pay gaps.