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dc.contributor.authorBlau, Francine D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKahn, Lawrence M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:54:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:54:08Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34046-
dc.description.abstractUsing Michigan Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data, we study the slowdown in the convergence of female and male wages in the 1990s compared to the 1980s. We find that changes in human capital did not contribute to the slowdown, since women's relative human capital improved comparably in the two decades. Occupational upgrading and deunionization had a larger positive effect on women's relative wages in the 1980s, explaining a portion of the slower 1990s convergence. However, the largest factor was that the unexplained gender wage gap fell much faster in the 1980s than the 1990s. Our evidence suggests that changes in labor force selectivity, changes in gender differences in unmeasured characteristics and in labor market discrimination, as well as changes in the favorableness of demand shifts each may have contributed to the slowing convergence of the unexplained gender pay gap.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x2176en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender pay gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage differentialsen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe US gender pay gap in the 1990s: slowing convergenceen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn51436131Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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