The gender wage gap: what has happened between 1973 and 1990 in Australia?

Spilsbury, Stephanie & Kidd, Michael P. (1997) The gender wage gap: what has happened between 1973 and 1990 in Australia? Australian Economic Papers, 36(69), pp. 205-223.

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The current study examines the change in the gender wage gap in Australia over the period 1973 to 1990. The Juhn, Murphy and Pierce (1991) decomposition is used in order to evaluate the role and relative contribution of changes in observed and unobserved skills and their prices. The sensitivity of conclusions to the measure of labour market experience and industry and occupation structure are also examined. The analysis concludes that gender-specific effects are dominant in male-female wage convergence although wage-structure effects also play a minor role.

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ID Code: 59989
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Wages; Women; Labour Market
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8454.1997.tb00846.x
ISSN: 1467-8454
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 15 May 2013 22:09
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 22:09

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