Economics Explained

Gender pay gap recap

Episode Summary

The gender pay gap: what we know and don't know

Episode Notes

Why is there a gender pay gap - i.e. why do women earn less than men on average? To what extent is it due to working in different types of jobs, levels of experience or education, or discrimination and biases? Economics Explained host Gene Tunny discusses the evidence with his colleague Benjamin Scott, Research Officer at Adept Economics. 

Resources mentioned in the discussion include:

Blau and Kahn JEL article on the gender wage gap

Ross Guest on the Real Gender Pay Gap

KPMG She's Price(d)less report

Leonora Risse on the gender pay gap interview

Andrew Leigh's video Underpaid & Over It

Australian Government Workplace Gender Equality Agency on the gender pay gap