Sex Discrimination and Women's Labor Market Interruptions

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David Neumark;
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:J22 | jel:J21
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

The human capital explanation of sex differences in wages is that women intend to work in the labor market more intermittently than men, and therefore invest less. This lower investment leads to lower wages and wage growth. The alternative "feedback" hypothesis consiste... View more
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