Tom Harford, in his article for Life & Arts on October 21, discusses the negative impact of “greedy” jobs on women’s earnings. While he mentions high-earning jobs, the practice also affects women who work part-time. This can limit their career opportunities and undervalue their qualifications and competences.
This issue not only serves as an irrational barrier to women’s performance but also highlights the need for changes that will create more equitable opportunities for women in the workforce. With women now outperforming men educationally in many OECD countries, it is important to address both the issue of “greedy” jobs and the broader impact of part-time work on women’s careers.