Class, Technology, and Gender Earnings Gaps - Philosophy Department Colloquium Spring 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023
12:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Online (Zoom)

Class Technology and Gender gaps, Colloquium

Class, Technology, and Gender Earnings Gaps

Tom Parr (Warwick) and Andrew Williams (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Zoom: passcode: 525821 ) 

Tom Parr is an Associate Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and the Editor of the journal Law, Ethics, and Philosophy. His first book, Introducing Political Philosophy: A Policy-Driven Approach (co-authored with Will Abel, Elizabeth Kahn, and Andrew Walton) was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. Andrew Williams is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Editor of the journal Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). He has published extensively in moral and political philosophy and practical rationality, as well as intersecting areas in economics and political science

Abstract: In this presentation, we examine the nature and moral status of the gender earnings gap, focusing on (1) what explains this gap, (2) why to oppose this gap, and (3) how to reduce this gap. To make progress with these matters, we draw on recent research in labor economics, especially by Claudia Goldin, as well as on the tool of normative political philosophy. Part of our aim is to emphasize the empirical and philosophical complexity of these issues, as well as to highlight the importance and value of interdisciplinary scholarship in this domain.


Joshua Preiss