Male-Female Differences in the Low-Wage Labor Market
AbstractIn recent years, women have made considerable gains relative to men in the labor market. Most notably, the gender gap in hourly wages has narrowed substantially. In this paper we divide workers into three skill groups on the basis of education, and analyze how the hourly earnings of women in each group have progressed relative to those of comparably educated men, the reasons for those gains, and their implications for women's economic well-being.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago in its series Working Papers with number 9904.
Date of creation: Mar 1999
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pay parity; gender inequality; labor market;
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- Jane Waldfogel & Susan E. Mayer, 1999. "Male-Female Differences in the Low-Wage Labor Market," JCPR Working Papers 70, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
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