Welcome! This site support Econ 488, Senior Capstone Seminar in Economics, at James Madison University. For the spring semester of 2017, we’ll be posting a variety of content here. Have a look around, and comment on posts if you wish.
Why is the gender gap smaller for pharmacists than for lawyers? Here’s an article with an explanation, and discussion of a number of other good points. The argument is nicely captured in this sentence:
The gender gap in pay would be considerably reduced and might vanish altogether if firms did not have an incentive to disproportionately reward individuals who labored long hours and worked particular hours.