In his recent article in Life & Arts on October 21, Tom Harford sheds light on the impact of “greedy” jobs on women’s earnings. While he focuses on high-paying jobs, the practice affects women working part-time as well, limiting their career opportunities and undervaluing their qualifications and competences.
This issue has long-term effects on women’s careers at various occupational levels. Being labeled as a part-timer can limit women’s advancement opportunities and lead to under-rewarded performance, despite women now outperforming men educationally in many OECD countries.
Therefore, it is crucial to address not only the issue of “greedy” jobs but also the broader impact of part-time work on women’s careers. It is essential to create more equitable opportunities for women in the workforce by recognizing the need for changes that will benefit both women and society as a whole.