Convergence in the Gender Wage Gap in Australia over the 1980s: Identifying the Role of Counteracting Forces via the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce Decomposition
AbstractThe current paper investigates whether rising inequality and changes in returns to skills can explain the pattern of wage convergence over the 1980s in Australia or whether other explanations for the observed 'slow down'in female relative wage progress should be sought.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Tasmania - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 1996-10.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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- Michael Kidd & Michael Shannon, 2001. "Convergence in the gender wage gap in Australia over the 1980s: identifying the role of counteracting forces via the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce Decomposition," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(7), pages 929-936.
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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