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An Analysis of Employment and Wage Outcomes for Women Under TANF


  • Daniel Underwood
  • Dan Axelsen
  • Dan Friesner


Recent empirical work has identified the existence of cultural filters — demographically non-neutral processes whereby employers differentially screen applicants to evaluative attributes and characteristics - and analyzed how they affect differential employment success rates and wage levels. Women are filtered differently than men, and the outcome is disproportionately lower levels of employment and wages. The analysis explores the proposition that, for women to obtain long-term employment at reasonable wages, alternative strategies for workforce participation should be developed at the regional level to better match needs of employers - and the way they filter applicants for those needs, through investment in the target population.

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  • Daniel Underwood & Dan Axelsen & Dan Friesner, 2010. "An Analysis of Employment and Wage Outcomes for Women Under TANF," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(2), pages 429-440.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:44:y:2010:i:2:p:429-440
    DOI: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624440215

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