Ghazala Azmat

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    Gender and the UK labour market: The evidence on whether ‘family-friendly’ policies can make a difference

Gender and the UK labour market: The evidence on whether ‘family-friendly’ policies can make a difference

While there has been improvement over the last couple of decades, there remains large ‘gender gaps’ in employment and wages. Ghazala Azmat explores the evidence on the key drivers of gender gaps and the effectiveness of ‘family-friendly’ policies to address them, highlighting the policy proposals of the main political parties in this election. 

Differences in the labour market experiences of men and women […]

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    Field experiments are a compelling way to test for gender discrimination in the labour market

Field experiments are a compelling way to test for gender discrimination in the labour market

Can differences in men and women’s pay and employment opportunities be explained by discrimination or by differences in their preferences or productivity? Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo explore what has been learned from economic experiments about the continued prevalence of gender gaps in the labour market. 

Women have made major inroads in labour markets throughout the past century. As a result, there has been […]