Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70614
Authors: 
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Pitts, M. Melinda
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2007-1
Abstract: 
Using the Health and Retirement Survey and standard wage decomposition techniques, this paper finds that the difference in intermittent labor force participation between men and women accounts for 47 percent of the contribution to the wage gap of differences in observed characteristics. Not controlling for intermittent behavior results in too much importance being placed on gender differences in job characteristics.
Subjects: 
gender wage differentials
Oaxaca decomposition
intermittent labor supply
time allocation
JEL: 
J31
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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