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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


    Sweetman, Olive (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 (3). pp. 549-566. ISSN 0022-166X

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    Abstract

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

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Gender Differences; Labour market; Legislation; Inequality;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8527
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2307/146265
    Depositing User: Olive Sweetman
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 15:08
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Human Resources
    Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
    Refereed: Yes
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