Why are French jobs so miserable and dangerous?


Data extracted on 08 Mar 2017 01:49 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat



Speaking of the equality of the sexes


Source: David Meyer.

The gender commuting gap between mothers and fathers

The first three bars in each cluster of bars are for men. in almost all countries mothers with dependent children spend less time commuting than childless women. This might suggest that working mothers have found workplaces closer to home than women without children. The gender gap in commuting where it is present in the country is larger than the gap between mothers and other women in their commuting time.


Source: OECD Family Database – OECD, Table LMF2.6.A.

Unadjusted US gender wage gap at the 10th, 50th and 90th percentiles in 1980, 1989, 1998 and 2010

Much ducking and diving is required to explain why the women with most options in life have the largest gender wage gap.


Source: The Gender Wage Gap: Extent, Trends, and Explanations by Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn :: SSRN via Panel Study of Income Dynamic (PSID).

The gender pay gap for high school leavers and graduates aged 35-44 in the US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand

The USA, the gender pay gap gets worse if you go to college. By contrast, in Sweden and especially Canada the gender pay gap is much less for graduates than for those with a high school education.


Data extracted on 09 Mar 2016 22:28 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

In most countries in the chart above, going on to university and graduating does not reduce the gender pay gap by the time you reach your late 30s and early 40s. Best explanation for that is that part of the graduate wage premium is traded for work-life balance.

Harvard business School survey discovers that workers want more

The reverse gender gap in commuting times across the OECD @JulieAnneGenter

Commuting times need to be incorporated into calculations of the gender wage gap because they do represent a serious fixed cost of working that is higher for men than for women.


Source: OECD Family Database.

Not only is the commuting time for female workers less, there is much less variation across the OECD member countries than for men.

The figures for New Zealand are so low that they are suspicious.