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Heather Joshi

Heather Joshi is Professor of Economic Democracy and Deputy Directorof the Social Statistics Research Unit at City University, London.

Titles by This Author

Evidence from the British Birth Cohort Studies


For most of recorded history, men's pay has tended to be higher than women's. This both reflects and underpins gender roles, with men's authority more highly valued socially as well as economically. In Unequal Pay for Women and Men, Heather Joshi and Pierella Paci look at why gender pay inequality matters. They argue that no amount of training, maternity and parental leave, or child care provisions will change women's economic status if pay treatment remains unequal—if the market values men's time more than women's.