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    Gender Differences in the Changing Labor Market The Role of Legislation and Inequality in Changing the Wage Gap for Qualified Workers in the United Kingdom


    O'Neill, Donal (1996) Gender Differences in the Changing Labor Market The Role of Legislation and Inequality in Changing the Wage Gap for Qualified Workers in the United Kingdom. Journal of Human Resources, 31. pp. 549-566. ISSN 0022-166X

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    Abstract

    We use detailed cohort data from three surveys of graduates to examine two explanations for the large decline in the male-female wage gap that occurred in the United Kingdom during the early 1970s. The first attributes the fall to gender-specific factors, most notably the introduction of antidiscrimination legislation. The second explanation argues that these changes were largely in respon.'ie to changes in the wage structure and in particular to the introduction of income policies. Our findings show that for U.K. graduates, all the change in relative wages that occurred in this period can be accounted for by gender-specific forces.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Gender Differences; Labor Market; The Role of Legislation; Inequality; Changing the Wage Gap; Qualified Workers; United Kingdom;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8489
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 14:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Human Resources
    Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
    Refereed: Yes
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