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date: 30 November 2020

The Political Economy of Genderlocked

  • Annabelle Hutchinson, Annabelle HutchinsonDepartment of Political Science, Yale University
  • Elizabeth K. McGuire, Elizabeth K. McGuireDepartment of Political Science, Yale University
  • Frances McCall RosenbluthFrances McCall RosenbluthDepartment of Political Science, Yale University
  •  and Hikaru YamagishiHikaru YamagishiDepartment of Political Science, Yale University


Compared to their male counterparts, females the world over typically achieve lower levels of pay, status, and representation. But the patterns of gender gaps in wages and power across countries and across sectors within countries point to systematic and empirically testable propositions about the supply and demand of labor and the bargaining consequences of remuneration. Time constraints on females, on account of socially mandated family work, hinder their advancement in endeavors that put a premium on availability and continuous career investment.

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