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Why modern capitalism hurts women—and why that needs to change

Vicky Pryce makes a passionate case for equality in the workplace

By Sarah Smith   December 2019
Esther Duflo, who this year became only the second woman to win an economics Nobel Prize Photo: © PA/Roses Nicolas

Esther Duflo, who this year became only the second woman to win an economics Nobel Prize Photo: © PA/Roses Nicolas

This book solves a puzzle that would only occur to an economist. The puzzle is why we should think of the gender pay gap as a problem. Since women earn less than their male equivalents, firms should be more likely to hire them. In a capitalist economy, therefore, any differences…

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