Random links

Half of the UK public believe that the gender pay gap will never close
"The research also highlights the amount of misunderstanding that exists among the public around what the gender pay gap is. A sizable majority (71%) of the public choose the wrong definition – that the gender pay gap is “the difference in pay between men and women doing the same job”. This compares to just one in five (20%) that picked the correct answer – that it is “the difference between average earnings for men and women regardless of what job they do.”" It seems to me that this is less a matter of the public being wrong than of capture by special interests.
Women's Political Engagement Under Quota-Mandated Female Representation Evidence From a Randomized Policy Experiement
"Do affirmative action measures for women in politics change the way constituents view and interact with their female representatives? A subnational randomized policy experiment in Lesotho with single-member districts reserved for female community councilors provides causal evidence to this question. Using survey data, I find that having a quota-mandated female representative either has no effect on or actuallyreduces several dimensions of women’s self-reported engagement with local politics."
Why don’t women peer review as often as men? Fewer invites and RSVPs, researchers say
The researchers "found the gender discrepancies stemmed from women – of all levels of seniority — receiving fewer invitations to review (both from male and female authors). And when women get their invites, they say “no” more often." Those two sentences might be connected somehow.