Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223919
Authors: 
Gamage, Danula K.
Sevilla, Almudena
Smith, Sarah
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13477
Abstract: 
The status of women in economics in the US has come increasingly under the spotlight. We exploit high quality administrative data to paint the first comprehensive picture of the status of women in UK academic economics departments in research-intensive universities. Our evidence indicates that, as in the US, women in economics are under-represented and are paid less than men. The issues facing women in economics in the UK are similar to other disciplines particularly STEM but have received less national policy attention to date. We conclude with a discussion of interventions that might improve the status of women in academia and we present new evidence that a UK academic diversity programme (Athena Swan) has narrowed the gender pay gap at a senior level.
Subjects: 
gender
affirmative action
academia
women in economics
gender wage gap
JEL: 
A14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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