Lawrence M. Kahn
CORNELL UNIVERSITY. Professor of Economics. Research interests include international differences in labor market institutions and labor market outcomes such as wage inequality, unemployment, and the gender pay gap.

Why do Women Continue to Make Less than Men?

September 22, 2017

The Issue:

In 2016 women who worked year-round and full-time earned, on average, around 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Though still substantial, the difference in women’s average earnings relative to men’s has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. But the largest improvement in women's wages relative ...
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Women and Paid Work: Is the U.S. Falling Behind?

March 2, 2017

The Issue:

Sustained economic growth requires, among other factors, growth in the labor force. The current low unemployment rate of 4.8 percent suggests that there is currently little slack in labor markets, and little scope for a growing labor force to foster growth. But the unemployment rate does not take into ...
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