Gender differences in the labor market effects of the dollar
AbstractAlthough the dollar has been shown to influence the expected wages of workers, the analysis to date has focused on the male workforce. We show that exchange rate fluctuations also have important implications for women's wages. The dominant wage effects for women—like those for men—arise at times of job transition. Changes in the value of the dollar can cause the wage gap between women who change jobs and women who stay on in their jobs to expand or contract sharply, with the most pronounced effects occurring among the least educated women and women in highly competitive manufacturing industries. In addition, it appears that women who stay on in their jobs show greater wage sensitivity to currency movements than do their male counterparts.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its series Staff Reports with number 121.
Date of creation: 2001
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Other versions of this item:
- Linda Goldberg & Joseph Tracy, 2001. "Gender Differences in the Labor-Market Effects of the Dollar," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(2), pages 400-405, May.
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2001-05-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-IFN-2001-05-02 (International Finance)
- NEP-LAB-2001-05-02 (Labour Economics)
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- Topel, Robert H, 1986. "Local Labor Markets," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 94(3), pages S111-43, June.
- Linda Goldberg & Joseph Tracy, 2001.
"Exchange rates and wages,"
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