In his article in Life & Arts on October 21, Tom Harford discusses the negative impact that “greedy” jobs can have on women’s earnings. Although he specifically mentions high-earning jobs, the practice also affects women who work part-time, which can limit their career opportunities and undervalue their qualifications and competences. This not only unfairly restricts women’s performance but also serves as an irrational barrier to their progress, especially considering that women now outperform men educationally in many OECD countries.
To address this issue, it is crucial to recognize the broader impact of part-time work on women’s careers and advocate for changes that will create more equitable opportunities for them in the workforce. By doing so, we can help ensure that women are given the same chances to succeed as men and achieve their full potential.