Gender in economics: A story in the making 25th Colin Clark Memorial Lecture University of Queensland

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    Abstract

    Clark (1940), in his important book The Conditions of Economic Progress, charted the evolution of economic structures over the process of development. Reflecting his long-run emphasis, in this 25th Memorial Lecture I begin with an overview of the evolution of the relative bargaining power between men and women. Then I then consider one aspect of the position of women in Australian labour markets—‘glass ceilings’, which illustrate the pay gaps between otherwise identical women and men. Next I outline my experiments with coauthors that shed new light on the impact of nature and nurture on behavioural outcomes, and that reveal the importance of one particular aspect of culture. I conclude by drawing inferences about the potential for public policy intervention to improve the position of women.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)122-129pp
    JournalEconomic Analysis and Policy
    Volume51
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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