Thursday, June 28, 2012

Businessweek, June 21, 2012, Thursday


June 21, 2012, Thursday

Businessweek (full article)

Why Women Get Paid Less Than Men

However, other researchers do detect gender bias. In a 2007 article for the Academy of Management’s journal Perspectives, Cornell University labor economists Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn wrote that even after adjusting for education, experience, race, industry, and occupation, women brought home just 91 percent of what men did. And they said that figure may understate the pay gap due to sex discrimination if women have been excluded from higher-paying opportunities. “There is evidence that although discrimination against women in the labor market has declined, some discrimination does still continue to exist,” they wrote.