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Dear Deputy Prime Minister, Earlier this week in your capacity as Minister of Women’s Affairs you sponsored research on the causes of the gender wage gap in New Zealand. That just published research was seriously incomplete. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs advised today that they were aware of the work of Claudia Goldin but did …

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As part of a large paper calling for massive government intervention, the Economic Policy Institute, impeccably left-wing, massed a considerable amount of evidence about the withering away of the gender wage gap and anomalies in what is left of that gap. None of these anomalies bolster the case for more regulation of the labour market. …

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Good on you @janlogie, @TraceyMartinMP and Louisa Wall, the next 3 MPs to pledge support at equalpay.org.nz http://t.co/D2rh75VjZx— SFWU (@SFWU) September 07, 2015 The Auckland YMCA has made some strong claims about the persistence of gender wage gap saying that it is stubbornly stuck at 14% (when measured against average earnings). Source: The gender pay …

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Claudia Goldin argues that it is  difficult to rationalise sex segregation and wage discrimination on the basis of men’s taste for women in the same way as discrimination based on race or ethnicity. Goldin developed a pollution theory of discrimination in which new female hires may reduce the prestige of a previously all-male occupation. When …

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Claudia Goldin has documented well that the availability of reliable contraception in the late 1960s led to an explosion in female investment in higher education, and in particular, long duration professional educations. Although rapidly disseminated among married women once it came on the market in 1960, the pill at first was almost inaccessible to single …

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Women are increasingly putting their husband’s career before their own, a controversial new study of Harvard Business School graduates has found. It canvassed over 25,000 male and female students, and found 40 percent of Gen X and boomer women said their spouses’ careers took priority over theirs. The researchers also said only about 20 percent …

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