Library of Economics and Liberty: Gender Gap

By Claudia Goldin

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics discusses the gender gap of female earnings. Professor of Economics at Harvard University recounts the history of this gap in this article for the Encyclopedia.

At one point in time, the gap was decreasing, but, as Goldin puts it, "The lessening of these gender gaps appears to have stalled in the late 1990s and has remained stalled since then. Whether or not the gap will continue to narrow and eventually disappear is uncertain and probably depends on the gender gap in time spent in child care and in the home."

Read the full article here.