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A few casual comments about this. First, I appreciate that the author has dared to touch a subject with a thesis that undermines the idea that society is inherently sexist. Refreshing to see a straightforward review of as study without couching it in apologies.
Second, I’m not sure why the author (or is it the authors of the study?) assumes the gender pay gap is a problem. If the pay gap reflects people’s free choices—and women prefer to take a less-risky path and men prefer a riskier path, and both are happy with their choices, and the gender pay gap is a natural result of these choices—why is the gender pay gap a problem?
Third, why is men’s level of confidence called “overconfidence”? The prefix “over” implies “too much,” and that the level of confidence is a bad thing. Well it seems to be paying off in terms of pay. So men have too much confidence, but lucky-for-them it pays off for them? Doesn’t make any sense. The term is not “overconfidence,” it’s just “relatively greater confidence.”
Fourth, is that a picture of Elizabeth Holmes at the top of the page?
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