Noting the 9% pay gap between men and women this article reports on economist Claudia Goldin’s contention that the most important factor in reducing gender inequality is for companies to see the benefits of work flexibility.
While men and women often enter the workforce earning equal wages, as they enter their 30s and 40s, men open up a big lead. Seniority in positions (and pay) comes with longer working hours that many women find hard to combine with other responsibilities.
Importantly, however, she notes that there needs to be a shift in attitudes towards both flexible working and the role of men in childcare.
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