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Women may not be more pessimistic than men after all – why that matters for the gender pay gap

By David Comerford, Senior Lecturer of Economics and Behavioural Science, University of Stirling
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We live in a world largely designed by men, for men, and according to a particular limited view of what it is to be a man. This has had a lot of unfair consequences, one of which is that women are paid less than men. It’s vital that we address this.

First we need to understand the causes of this inequality. Otherwise, a well-intentioned attempt to redress one inequality can exacerbate others. For example, two…

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