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Department of Business and Economics

WorkFORCE podcast - Why are they paid so much?

What influence does the complex world of workplace dynamics have on income? In this episode we delve into the myth of meritocracy, highlighting how factors beyond talent and skill often determine salary. From education and the choices you make early in your career to the pervasive influence of parents and socio-economic factors. We discuss the unsettling gender and race pay disparities and explore promising solutions for a more equitable system.