Question: Is the gender pay gap a myth?


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•Ensure your argument is evidence based



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European Commission – Directorate-General for Justice, European Union (Hrsg.),


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penalty? American journal of sociology, 112(5), 1297-1338.

• CSO (2017) Women and Men in Ireland. CSO: Dublin.

 Glynn, S.J. (2018), Gender Wage Inequality: What we know and how we can fix

it. The Washington Centre for Equitable Growth: Washington DC.

• Government Equalities Office (2017) Gender Pay Gap Reporting.

• McGinnity, F. and H. Russell (2008) Gender Inequalities in Time Use: The

Distribution of Caring, Housework and Employment among Women and Men in

Ireland. Dublin: ESRI

• Russell, H., McGinnty, F & O’Connell, P.J. (2017) Gender Equality in the Irish

Labour Market 1966-2016: Unfinished Business? ESRI: Dublin

• Schieder, J. and Gould, E. (2016) “Women’s work” and the gender pay

gap. Economic Policy Institute: Washington DC

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