The recognition of Goldin’s pay gap analysis is empowering for all of us
In my own research I was shocked to find that business leaders – including the CEOs of some of the world’s biggest corporations – still place the onus on women to fix economic inequality between genders. Some are still convinced that the enduring gender pay gap is simply a function of women’s choice; a symptom of women just not being as professionally ambitious as their male counterparts.
Ghastly, vile, woman. Because that’s what Goldin’s work does largely prove. That those average pay gaps are largely, if not entirely, driven by individual choice over how to spend a life.