Claudia Goldin says "greedy" jobs have widened the gender pay gap : The Indicator from Planet Money Caregiving responsibilities for women have drastically increased since the start of the pandemic. And with new demands at home and at work, many women have struggled to find a balance between work and family. On today's show, economist Claudia Goldin joins us to talk about that and other issues in her new book, "Career and Family: Women's Century Long Journey Towards Equity."

Women, career and family: A conversation with Claudia Goldin

Women, career and family: A conversation with Claudia Goldin

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SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 18: Fourth grader Lucy Kramer (foreground) does schoolwork at her home, as her mother, Daisley, helps her younger sister Meg, who is in kindergarten, on March 18, 2020 in San Anselmo, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Traditionally, women have been forced to choose between having a career and raising a family, and the pandemic has only added to that strain.

Caregiving responsibilities increased for women in 2020 due to closure of schools and other childcare facilities during lockdown. At the same time, so-called "greedy" jobs, or jobs that pay disproportionately more for long hours and weekend work, according to economist Claudia Goldin, continue to exacerbate the issue.

Today on the show, what has to happen for women to find equity in the workplace? Economist Claudia Goldin joins us to talk about that and other issues in her new book, "Career and Family: Women's Century Long Journey Towards Equity."

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