What is the gender pay gap and is it real?: The complete guide to how women are paid less than men and why it can’t be explained away

Working women are paid less than working men. A large body of research accounts for, diagnoses, and investigates this “gender pay gap.” But this literature often becomes unwieldy for lay readers, and because pay gaps are political topics, ideological agendas often seep quickly into This primer examines the evidence surrounding the gender pay gap, both in the literature and through our own data analyses.