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Claudia Goldin featured in Harvard Magazine

May 2, 2016

Reassessing the Gender Wage Gap

It's deceptively easy to calculate how much—or how little—women in the United States earn relative to men. “You take everyone who’s working 35 or more hours a week for the full year, find the median for women, find the median for men, and divide,” says Lee professor of economics Claudia Goldin, explaining how to arrive at the ratio repeated by public

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Claudia Goldin, Mary Brinton, and Iris Bohnet featured in the Gazette

March 8, 2016

"The costs of inequality: For women, progress until they get near power"—Men still dominate the top; adjusting everyday norms could prompt change, analysts say. Sixth in a series on what Harvard scholars are doing to identify and understand inequality, in seeking solutions to one of America’s most vexing problems. It is the best of times. Nearly equal numbers of American women and men now go into medicine and law. More women than men graduate from college and graduate school. The gap between men’s and women’s pay has shrunk in recent decades. 

Welcome to the New WIGi Website!

February 26, 2016

The Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality (WIGi) has launched its new website. Find out about our mission, people, grants, events, and more. And don't forget to sign up for our e-newsletter for updates on the latest news from the Initiative.