The gender gap is overall average earnings that favors men is a frustrating issue. I see no connection between this and the boys/academic I issue I follow. But feminist groups see it differently, so the issue has to be addressed. The most outspoken of these groups see discrimination as the root cause of the earnings gap; economists tend to see personal choices as the cause. From my perspective, it all starts in college when men and women choose very different course of studies.
Here’s a contribution from The New York Times that may explain why men and women in similar jobs may have different earnings.
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