The Gender Pay Gap: Francine D. Blau
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While the gender pay gap has been an important focus of modern economists concerned with the economics of gender, it was not necessarily the primary concern of early commentators on gender inequities. For example, in the nineteenth century, with few married women employed outside the home, observers like American feminist, Charlotte Perkins Gillman (1898), and Marxist, Friedrich Engels (1884), focused on the gender division of labor itself and espoused the emancipating effects of women's participation in market work. Among economists as well as the general public, interest in gender issues including the gender pay gap has proceeded hand in hand with the growth in women's labor force participation. As women have come to comprise a larger share of the paid labor force and as market work has loomed larger in the typical woman's life, interest in the determinants of gender differences in labor market outcomes has also grown.