In his recent article published on October 21 in Life & Arts, Tom Harford discussed the negative impact of allowing “greedy” jobs on women’s earnings. While he focused on high-paying jobs, this practice also affects women who work part-time, limiting their career opportunities and undervaluing their qualifications and competences. This can have long-term effects on their lives, as it serves as an irrational barrier to women’s performance, despite the fact that they now outperform men educationally in many OECD countries.
To address these issues, it is crucial to recognize the broader impact of part-time work on women’s careers and make changes to create more equitable opportunities for them in the workforce. By doing so, we can ensure that women are given the same opportunities as men to succeed and reach their full potential.