Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women
AbstractUsing a unique set of data drawn from the US census, statistics, city directories, and other sources, the author looks at the differences between men and women in the US labour force. She shows that the `gender gap' in income and job level that has existed throughout history cannot be explained simply as a matter of sex discrimination, nor as a result of inherent structural phenomena in the employment market.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Books with number gold90-1 and published in 1990.
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- Goldin, Claudia, 1992. "Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195072709.
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