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Gender Differences in Observed and Offered Wages in Canada, 1980

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  • Paul W. Miller

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According to the 1981 Census of Canada, the female rate of pay is 30 percent less than the male rate. The average female wage offer, however, is only around one-half of that received by males, other things being equal. Slightly more than one-half of the difference in observed wages can be explained by diffe rences in wage-related characteristics between males and females. Two- fifths of the disparity between wage offers can be explained by the same set of factors. Analysis of the distribution of wage offers indicates greater wage inequality in the Canadian labor market than suggested by study of observed wages.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 20 (1987)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 225-44

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:20:y:1987:i:2:p:225-44

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Cited by:
  1. Christie, Pamela & Shannon, Michael, 2001. "Educational attainment and the gender wage gap: evidence from the 1986 and 1991 Canadian censuses," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 165-180, April.
  2. Le, Anh T. & Miller, Paul W. & Slutske, Wendy S. & Martin, Nicholas G., 2011. "Attitudes towards economic risk and the gender pay gap," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 555-561, August.
  3. Catia Nicodemo, 2009. "Heterogeneity across Immigrants in the Spanish Labour Market: Advantage and Disadvantage," Working Papers wpdea0909, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.

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