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Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Pitts, M. Melinda
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Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2003-33
Using the Health and Retirement Survey, this paper finds a 16 percent selectivity-corrected wage penalty among women who engage in intermittent labor market activity. This penalty is experienced at a low level of intermittent activity but appears not to play an important role in a woman’s decision to undertake such activity. In addition, employer preferences appear to play a larger role than human capital atrophy in the determination of the wage penalty.
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