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dc.contributor.authorKonstantopoulos, Spyrosen_US
dc.contributor.authorConstant, Amelie F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:09:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:09:13Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33241-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the gender gap in wages of young adults in the late 1970s, mid 1980s, and 2000, in the middle and the tails of the wage distribution using quantile regression. We also examine the importance of school quality indicators in predicting future labor market performance. We conduct analyses for three major racial groups in the US: Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics. We employ base year and follow up data from two rich longitudinal studies: the National Longitudinal Study (NLS) of high school seniors in 1972 and the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) of eighth graders in 1988. Our results indicate that school quality is an important predictor of and positively associated to future wages for Whites, but it is less so for the two minority groups. We confirm significant gender disparities in wages favoring men across three surveys in the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000 that are unaccounted for. While the unexplained gender gap is evident across the entire wage distribution, it is more pronounced for Whites and less pronounced for Blacks and Hispanics. Overall, the gender gap in wages is more pronounced in higher paid jobs (top 10 percent) for all groups, indicating the presence of a n alarming glass ceiling.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1830en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool qualityen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenarbeitslohnen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe gender gap reloaded: is school quality linked to labor market performance?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn507984056en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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