• Bad Science Strikes Again

    by  • April 30, 2007 • Science • 0 Comments

    Reason on gender inequality in pay.

    June O’Neill, an economist at Baruch College and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, has uncovered something that debunks the discrimination thesis. Take out the effects of marriage and child-rearing, and the difference between the genders suddenly vanishes. “For men and women who never marry and never have children, there is no earnings gap,” she said in an interview.

    If this is true, there’s an entire class of legislation which makes no sense at all any more.

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


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