Introduction

Is there a gender pay gap? Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a former Undersecretary of Labor, says no. Mrs. Roth is currently the Director of Economics21 & Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institute. In this presentation, she will deconstruct "pay inequality" in America by discussing its myths and realities.

Summary

  • In today’s world, the gender pay gap is a false liberal ideology
  • When undertaking gender pay gap studies, it is important to correlate the salaries of men and women doing the same job at the same number of hours per week
  • When correlating the salaries of men and women in the same job, salaries tend to be more statistically alike
  • According to Mrs. Roth, more so than men, women tend to take jobs that allow them flexibility for family reasons, which explains the popularly used "77%" statistic

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