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Labour Force Attachment: Explaining Gender-Differences In Earnings And Employment

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  • Selamah Abdullah Yusof

    (International Islamic University Malaysia)

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A simple model id constructed to provide an explanation fro the observed differences in wages between women and men. Women, if expected to have a weaker attarchment to the labour force, will be less accessible to and earn lower wages than men in high-training jobs. this is due to the higher expected turnover costs associated with women. A brief discussion of the predictions of the model and the related policy implications is presented.

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Article provided by IIUM Journal of Economis and Management in its journal IIUM Journal of Economics and Management.

Volume (Year): 6 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 51-68

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Handle: RePEc:ije:journl:v:6:y:1998:i:1:p:51-68

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