The Negative Effects of Restricting Women’s Economic Advancement

In an article published in Life & Arts on October 21, journalist Tom Harford discusses the negative impact of “greedy” jobs on women’s earnings. While he focuses on high-earning jobs, the practice also affects women who work part-time. This has significant long-term effects on their careers and overall lives.

Part-time work can limit women’s career opportunities, leading to their qualifications and competences being undervalued and under-rewarded. This is not only unfair but also serves as a barrier to women’s performance, given that they now outperform men educationally in many OECD countries. It is important to recognize the broader impact of part-time work on women’s careers and take action to create more equitable opportunities for them in the workforce.

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