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  • Merit-based employment practices contribute to gender pay gap, study says

    Photo of Eunmi Mun, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

    Meritocratic employment practices such as performance bonuses often fail to reduce gender-based pay inequality and may actually exacerbate it by allowing the status quo to remain intact at firms, says new research co-written by Eunmi Mun, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Eunmi Mun, call 217-300-2941; email eunmimun@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Meritocracy at work?: Merit-based reward systems and gender wage inequality” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1093/sf/soab083