Monica Costa Dias

Dr Monica Costa Dias

Associate Director

Education:

PhD Economics, University College London, 2002
MA Economics (17/20), New University of Lisbon, 1997
BA Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management (17/20), Technical University of Lisbon, 1995

Monica is a Senior Research Economist at the IFS and a Research Economist at the Centre for Economics and Finance, University of Porto. Monica's research interests include the determinants and dynamics of labour supply and human capital, the evaluation and design of eductional and employment policies in dynamic economies and the development of econometric methods for policy evaluation.

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The gender wage gap

| Briefing Note

This briefing note is the first output in a programme of work seeking to understand the gender wage gap and its relationship to poverty. Section 1 sets out what we mean by the gender wage gap, how it differs according to education level and how it has evolved over time and across generations. Section 2 provides some descriptive evidence on how the gender wage gap relates to the presence of dependent children and the employment outcomes associated with that.

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