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Podcast by Lukas Pesa

Pardon My Ignorance Lukas Pesa

    • Education

Podcast by Lukas Pesa

    Pardon My Ignorance Episode 2: How the Gender Wage Gap Is Caused

    Pardon My Ignorance Episode 2: How the Gender Wage Gap Is Caused

    Pardon My Ignorance Episode 2: How the Gender Wage Gap Is Caused

    I have always been curious as to why the gender wage gap exists. What causes it? Is there a consistent wage gap across all industries? Exactly how much do women make compared to men? To shed some light on this phenomenon, I am joined by Dr. Kirsten Cornelson, assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame.

    What I came to realize in the conversation is how complex an issue the wage gap is. We explore a plethora of factors that contribute to the wage gap.

    Conversation Timeline:

    2:11 - Stat: Women earn $0.79 for every $1.00 a man earns. How is that figure calculated?
    
7:33 - How educational choices impact career trajectories 

    11:55 - What kinds of time demands come with jobs typically chosen by men vs. women?
    
17:33 - Gender assignment at an early age and how it can impact career choices later in life 

    25:23 - How abilities and preferences affect the labour market
    33:45 - How and why the wage gap varies in certain industries
    37:19 - How does the business of ‘people skills’ affect the wage gap?

    39:57 - The role of discrimination in the wage gap

    52:06 - Household responsibilities and the family role
    1:07:26 - How broader economics would be affected by gender pay equality

    Thanks for listening, leave a comment with any thoughts, and if there were any important questions I didn't ask, pardon my ignorance.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Pardon My Ignorance Episode 1: Explaining the Canadian and American Healthcare Systems

    Pardon My Ignorance Episode 1: Explaining the Canadian and American Healthcare Systems

    Pardon My Ignorance Episode 1: Explaining the Canadian and American Healthcare Systems

    On today's inaugural episode, I'm curious to discuss the Canadian and American healthcare systems with Dr. Aslan Efendizade and Dr. Maxwell Cretcher.

    There are many things that consumers are unaware of when it comes to our access to healthcare, how the system is structured, the limits of insurance coverage, the relationships insurance companies have with hospitals and more. This conversation covers all those areas!

    Conversation Timeline:

    2:18 - Healthcare: an overview
    6:06 - Common misconceptions about healthcare
    11:28 - What are the limitations of Canadian health insurance?
    20:12 - Nuances of healthcare coverage in the US
    25:59 - Healthcare payment plans
    27:48 - How many people are aware of their own insurance limitations?
    31:22 - Do all cities have equal access to healthcare?
    34:29 - How the healthcare system tries to allow equal access to all
    38:12 - The general shortcomings of the healthcare industry

    Thanks for listening, leave a comment with any thoughts, and if there were any important questions I didn't ask about, pardon my ignorance.

    • 41 min

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