The gender pay gap in the United States has narrowed over the last 50 years, but today women still earn about 20 percent less than men. In this episode of EconoFact Chats, Francine Blau joins Michael Klein to discuss the gender pay gap, female labor force participation in the US, and the push to reduce gender discrimination, specifically in the economics profession. Francine is the Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a professor of economics at Cornell University. For her contributions to the economic analysis of labor market inequality, she became the first woman to receive the Institute for the Study of Labor Prize.
Why do Women Continue to Make Less than Men? (Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn, September 2017)