The gender pay gap in the United States—wherein women earn about 82 percent of what men do—has been both well-documented and stubbornly durable. Although there’s no single explanation for the gap, economics research is demonstrating that some of its roots lie well outside the workplace, in family dynamics, choices about educational investment, and similar areas. How is the gender gap defined by these forces? And what can we do to narrow it?

On this episode of the Chicago Booth Review Podcast, we explore these questions with three articles investigating the economics of gender and professional outcomes.

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