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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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  • Fortin, N.M. & Lemieux, T., 1996. "Labor Market Institutions and Gender Differences in Wage Inequality," Cahiers de recherche 9608, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en ├ęconomie quantitative, CIREQ.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtl:montec:9608
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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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    Keywords

    LABOUR MARKET; SOCIAL JUSTICE; WAGES;

    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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