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A Meaningful Measure of Pay Gap for Men and Women

The Wall Street Journal
Sari Kerr
May 6, 2012

Sari Kerr, senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women, wrote a letter to The Wall Street Journal in response to the article, “Why Women Make Less Than Men” by Kay Hymowitz on April 26, 2012. The article states that women earn less than men because they work less than men. And Hymowitz concludes that women will remain the second sex in the future because “we don’t know if there is a way to design workplaces so that women would work more or men would work less or both."

However, Kerr states in her letter that there is a lot to learn from Scandinavian countries that “boast exceptionally high female labor-force participation rates due to their family-friendly work environments.” And that the “U.S. has a lot to learn from Sweden and other Nordic countries.”

Read Kay Hymowitz’s article.

Read Sari Kerr’s letter.