How the Human Capital Model Explains Why the Gender Wage Gap Narrowed

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Polachek, Solomon W.;
(2004)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: human capital | gender | Haushaltseinkommen | J1 | J2 | Verbraucherausgaben | J3 | J7 | Russland | wages | Ernährung | Unterernährung | secular trends | Wirtschaftskrise
    • ddc: ddc:330

This paper explores secular changes in women?s pay relative to men?s pay. It shows how the human capital model predicts a smaller gender wage gap as male-female lifetime work expectations become more similar. The model explains why relative female wages rose almost unab... View more
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