Mind the gap – pay and job rank amongst academic economists

Professor Karen Mumford discusses her latest research on the gender pay gap. My latest research – in a joint paper with Cristina Sechel, published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations – reveals that the pay gap between male and female economists at UK universities has not fallen for 20 years. The number of female …

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Universal childcare: the potential to level the playing field between the rich and poor

Thomas Cornelissen (York), on his research with Christian Dustmann (UCL), Anna Raute (Queen Mary, UoL) and Uta Schönberg (UCL). Many countries operate universal childcare programmes that are open to all pre-school age children. This blog post, reproduced from a voxeu article, analyses data from Germany to show that attending universal childcare at age 3 improves …

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