Sexism From Birth to the Workplace

New economic research, soon to be released as a paper, from authors Kerwin Kofi Charles of the University of Chicago, Jonathan Guryan of Northwestern University and Jessica Pan of National University of Singapore, suggests that “White women born in parts of the United States where sexist attitudes are more prevalent grow up to earn less and to work less than women born elsewhere, relative to men born in those same states.”  The researchers focused only on gender, not racial discrimination, so the results are based only on data collected on white women in various states across the US, though it is expected that the same gender gaps will apply to other demographics as well, including women of color.  The research included data on levels of sexism in each state, and how these results hold when controlling for age, education and migratory patterns.

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