The coronavirus pandemic is likely to make the gender pay gap worse as the US economy recovers, but could ultimately improve opportunities for women, according to a paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

In a regular recession, the pay gap between men and women shrinks by two percentage points as men tend to get hit harder by job losses, according to the paper, published this month. But in a pandemic recession, that gap increases by five percentage points, the report said...

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