Insights From Ongoing Labor Economics Research

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT) -- Ongoing academic research in sociology and economics has sought to address differences in salaries among various groups of employees, especially differences in salaries between men and women. Scholars have (1) investigated differences in negotiating tactics as well as job preferences by gender, (2) researched occupational choice and differences in market demand for jobs, and (3) identified that women may work fewer hours and have longer voluntary spells outside the labor force.

Being aware of potential nondiscriminatory reasons for pay differences and collecting the appropriate data and...
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