Gender Pay Gap, Productivity Gap and Discrimination in Canadian Clothing Manufacturing in 1870

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Catherine L McDevitt; James R Irwin; Kris Inwood;

Women's earnings were less than men's in Canadian clothing factories in 1870. Orthodox neoclassical theory would explain that gender pay gap as a reflection of a gender productivity gap. Using classical hypothesis testing we reject that view, based on a large cross-sect... View more
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