Remotely Equal
Can Telework Close the Gender Wage Gap?
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  • Andrew Allison

    What on earth makes Prof. Goldin think that if women are getting paid less than men in the office, working from home will change anything?

    • rheddles

      If men work from home, they’ll take more time out from work and thus earn a wage closer to that of a woman. Presumably the men will spend their time bearing and rearing children as do the women who experience job interruptions while having it all..

  • Kevin

    The blurb included was all about the wages of MBAs. This preoccupation with the lower female wages among the top 1% of the workforce is irrelevant to 95% of the labor force.

  • Jim__L

    Frankly, the most important aspect of this issue is the chance that it would allow more women to become mothers without invoking the wrath of the Doctrinaire Feminist Normative movement.

    There simply isn’t any replacement for mama, for young kids. Men have different biophysical reactions to infants, and stress in general. (Older kids need a father, for the same reasons.) This has implications on the basic structure of family that will never change.

    The old Feminist solution — women just shouldn’t have kids — is a disaster, demographically. The modus vivendi — professional-class women have fewer kids — is also problematic. For women at the higher end of the prosperity range to dump all responsibility for childbearing and childrearing on women at the lower end of the prosperity range is not only impractical but a ghastly injustice.

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