Friday, April 25, 2014

Evan Soltas on the gender pay gap


"Look, I understand why Perry and Biggs have to respond to me and... I would agree with them that the 23-percent number reflects more than discrimination. But if they are going to try to explain away the pay gap, they're going to need to try a bit harder than this... When I actually ran the numbers, I found a persistent pay gap on the order of 4 percent to 10 percent, accounting for a battery of things -- frankly, everything that I could think of, and everything labor economists usually consider -- occupation, work experience, education, race, marital status, children, union membership, geographic location, and weekly hours.

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