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Economics: Does it Have a Problem with Women?

The lack of diversity in economics and challenging the causes of the gender pay gap

Why is there such a lack of diversity in the economics profession? In the UK, only fifteen percent of economics professors are women. In the US, it's even less. The BBC's Kim Gittleson reports on why women are not choosing a career in economics.

Plus, what are the underlying causes of the gender pay gap? Are women not asking for pay rises enough? A study suggests this is not the case. We hear from its author, Dr. Amanda Goodall, a Senior Lecturer at Cass Business School in London.

And finally, the BBC's Rumella Dasgupta reports on everyday sexism in India from filling out forms to fine dining.

(Image: Man and woman on a scale, Credit: Getty Images)

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Mon 9 Oct 2017 07:32GMT


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