While the gender wage gap may not be closing enough for some, the very idea of a wage gender gap has been a matter for social concern only since the sixties. And indeed I feel as though I am trapped in a dinner party of some forty years ago. Of course, gender wage gaps do exist.
In New Zealand, for example, since the eighties, young unskilled males have been paid less, on average, than young unskilled females, and they find it harder to get jobs. When did you last deal with a young male bank teller?
This gender inequality is because most jobs for young unskilled people are in the service sector, where young women have many advantages over young men.