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dc.contributor.authorGupta, Nabanita Dattaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOaxaca, Ronald L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ninaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1983-1995en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:22:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:22:07Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21406-
dc.description.abstractWe compare how U.S. and Danish gender wage gaps have developed between 1983 and 1995 using U.S. PSID and Danish Longitudinal Sample data. Using a new decomposition method, we show that changes in returns to observable skills and ranking effects outweigh women?s gains due to qualifications and account for a rising gap in Denmark, while these effects cannot counter the large decline in the wage gap in the U.S. in this period. Increased wage dispersion has a minimal effect on the gap in both countries. Women at the highest decile in Denmark face the biggest increase in the gap, while in the U.S., the decline is largest at the top and at the middle of the distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 756en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender wage gapsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecomposition methoden_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwDänemarken_US
dc.titleSwimming Upstream, Floating Downstream: Comparing Women's Relative Wage Position in the U.S. and Denmarken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn362768439en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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