Many male-dominated occupations require little social contact @EricCrampton @worstall @SteveStuWill

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Working alone: jobs that required little personal interaction in 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/working-alone-jobs-that-required-little-personal-interaction-in-2017.htm (visited December 09, 2017).

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Tiny comparative advantage differences in the marital division of labour makes the gender pay gap inevitable

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.

Another way of saying that the superior reading and verbal skills of women directs them towards interactive occupations