Why do women continue to earn less money than men --
approximately 20% less, according to some estimates -- and what can
be done about it?
At least half the pay gap reflects the fact that women tend to
work in different kinds of occupations and industries than men, a
phenomenon known as "gender segregation." Understanding the causes
of that gender segregation is a key part of any attempt to address
the pay differential.
Wharton management professor Matthew Bidwell and Roxana
Barbulescu, a management professor at McGill University in
Montreal, set out to understand the causes of gender segregation by
taking a different approach than studies that typically look at
variances in the kinds of jobs that men and women choose, or at the
decisions made by employers during the job application process.
Read full article: Knowledge @ Wharton, August 1, 2012