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 Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780195072709 and published in 1992.
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- Claudia Goldin, 1990. "Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number gold90-1, October.
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