The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen Claudia Goldin for the 2023 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. She’s being honored for her work in helping us understand how women have fared in the job market.
Claudia Goldin, this year’s economic sciences award recipient, delved deep into historical records to uncover insights about women’s earnings and their participation in the job market over the years. She collected and corrected data from the past and unearthed some surprising facts. Goldin’s research shows that women’s career choices have often been limited by their roles in marriage and taking care of the household and family.
Her findings aren’t just relevant to the United States. Similar patterns have been observed in many other countries. Goldin’s research gives us a clearer understanding of how job markets have worked in the past, how they’re functioning now, and what might happen in the future.
Claudia Dale Goldin, born on May 14, 1946, is an American expert in economic history and labor economics. She currently holds the Henry Lee Professor of Economics position at Harvard University.