Are disagreements among male and female economists marginal at best?: A survey of aea members and their views on economics and economic policy

Ann Mari May, Mary G. Mcgarvey, Robert Whaples

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The authors survey economists in the United States holding membership in the American Economic Association (AEA) to determine if there are significant differences in views between male and female economists on important policy issues. Controlling for place of current employment (academic institution with graduate program, academic institution-undergraduate only, government, for-profit institution) and decade of PhD, the authors find many areas in which economists agree. However, important differences exist in the views of male and female economists on issues including the minimum wage, views on labor standards, health insurance, and especially on explanations for the gender wage gap and issues of equal opportunity in the labor market and the economics profession itself. These results lend support to the notion that gender diversity in policy-making circles may be an important aspect in broadening the menu of public policy choices.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages111-132
Number of pages22
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Volume32
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2014

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Are disagreements among male and female economists marginal at best? A survey of aea members and their views on economics and economic policy. / May, Ann Mari; Mcgarvey, Mary G.; Whaples, Robert.

In: Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 111-132.

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