Capitalisn’t: Is discrimination still causing the gender pay gap?

Oct 07, 2021

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In her book Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity, Harvard’s Claudia Goldin says that though the gender pay gap persists, it’s not clear that gender discrimination is currently driving it. She thinks that job design may be the real culprit, and that we need to rethink the flexibility and substitutability of work. On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, Goldin joins hosts Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean to discuss the gender pay gap and the ideas presented in her book.