The Alleged Gender Pay Gap: A Comment on Horwitz
4 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2017
Date Written: March 30, 2017
This article comments on an article by Steven Horwitz, who argued that most of the gender pay gap can be explained by factors other than discrimination, such as life choices. The author also raises the question of whether there is a moral duty to discriminate on the basis of gender in some cases, and provides an example.
Keywords: gender pay gap, wage gap, discrimination, paid maternity leave
JEL Classification: D63, J08, J16, J31, J71, J78, J83, K31, K38
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