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Distributional changes in the gender wage gap

Kassenboehmer, Sonja C.; Sinning, Mathias

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Using Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data, the authors analyze changes in wage differentials between white men and women over time and across the entire wage distribution. The authors decompose distributional changes in the gender wage gap to assess the contribution of observed characteristics measuring individual productivity. They find that the gender wage gap narrowed by 16% at the lowest decile and by less than 5% at the highest decile. The decomposition results indicate that changes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53830
Source: Industrial and Labor Relations Review

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