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dc.contributor.authorLee, Jungminen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Sokbaeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16T13:11:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-16T13:11:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.1920/wp.cem.2011.0511en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64670-
dc.description.abstractBlau and Kahn (JOLE, 1997; ILRR, 2006) decomposed trends in the U.S. gender earnings gap into observable and unobservable components using the PSID. They found that the unobservable part contributed significantly not only to the rapidly shrinking earnings gap in the 1980s, but also to the slowing-down of the convergence in the 1990s. In this paper, we extend their framework to consider measurement error due to the use of proxy/representative respondents. First, we document a strong trend of changing gender composition of household-representative respondents toward more females. Second, we estimate the impact of the changing gender composition on Blau and Kahn's decomposition. We find that a non-ignorable portion of changes in the gender gap could be attributed to changes in the self/proxy respondent composition. Specifically, the actual reduction in the gender gap can be smaller than what the estimates without taking into account the measurement error might suggest. We conclude that a careful validation study would be necessary to ascertain the magnitude of the spurious measurement error effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCentre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriescemmap working paper CWP05/11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistischer Fehleren_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleDoes it matter who responded to the survey? Trends in the U.S. gender earnings gap revisiteden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn646213113en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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