The Wage Effect of the Occupational Segregation of Women in Britain
Married females earn around 60 percent of the male rate of pay. Part of this wage difference der ives from inequality of pay within occupations and part derives from the different occupational distributions of the male and female workf orces. This paper merges models of occupational attainment and gender wage distributions. It shows that the gender wage difference derives largely from wage differences within occupations. The effect of fema le nonparticipation in the paid workforce is found to be an important aspect of occupational attainment as well as of pay differences with in occupations. Copyright 1987 by Royal Economic Society.
Volume (Year): 97 (1987)
Issue (Month): 388 (December)
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