An analysis of sectoral differences in gender pay gap over career lifecycles reveals that academia has a wider gender pay gap relative to industry.
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The authors acknowledge feedback from P. Stephan and S. Braguinsky. This research is supported by NSF grant no. 1550727 and JSPS KAKENHI grant no. 15KK0078.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Ding, W.W., Ohyama, A. & Agarwal, R. Trends in gender pay gaps of scientists and engineers in academia and industry. Nat Biotechnol 39, 1019–1024 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-021-01008-0