This is an interesting story, “Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever.”
So what do we make of what, for simplicity’s sake, we’ll call the 7 percent gap? You can’t rule out discrimination, whether deliberate or unconscious. …
Neither can you rule out other, equally plausible explanations for the 7 percent gap….
What we do know is that making discrimination the default explanation for a wage gap, as proofers want us to do, leads us down some weird rabbit holes….
one thing is clear: the wage-gap debate ought to begin with the mommy track, not with proofy statistics.