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Labor Market Institutions and Gender Differences in Wage Inequality

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  • Fortin, N.M.
  • Lemieux, T.

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In this paper, we present graphical and quantitative evidence on the important role played by changes in labor market institutions on the rise in wage inequality in the United States during the 1980s. We show that the decline in the real value of the minimium wage and in the rate of unionization explains over a third of the rise in inequality among men.

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Paper provided by Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9608.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montec:9608

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Keywords: LABOUR MARKET; SOCIAL JUSTICE; WAGES;

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  1. Touhami, A. & Martens, A., 1996. "Macroemesures in Computable General Equilibrium Models: a Probabilistic Treatment with an Application to Morocco," Cahiers de recherche 9621, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.

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