The Alleged Gender Pay Gap: A Comment on Horwitz

4 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2017

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: March 30, 2017

Abstract

This article comments on an article by Steven Horwitz, who argued that most of the gender pay gap can be explained by factors other than discrimination, such as life choices. The author also raises the question of whether there is a moral duty to discriminate on the basis of gender in some cases, and provides an example.

Keywords: gender pay gap, wage gap, discrimination, paid maternity leave

JEL Classification: D63, J08, J16, J31, J71, J78, J83, K31, K38

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., The Alleged Gender Pay Gap: A Comment on Horwitz (March 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2943866 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2943866

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

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