Gender Inequality

The one thing we can't ignore to close the gender gap at work

Networks are crucial in explaining a large fraction of the gender pay gap.

Networks are crucial in explaining a large fraction of the gender pay gap. Image: UNSPLASH/

Sharmin Sazedj
Economist, Banco de Portugal
José Tavares
Full Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics, CEPR Research Fellow
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Chart showing the gender pay gap over time.
The gender pay gap and bias in employment levels, or opportunities has not vanished. Image: Vox EU

Chart decomposing the gender pay gap at the top
Heterogeneity in firms’ compensation policies can explain a large portion of the gender pay gap. Image: Vox EU

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Female managers can benefit from having close connections with other female managers. Image: Vox EU

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