The employment effects of gender discrimination in Australia 1994-95

Kidd, Michael P. & Ferko, Ivan (2001) The employment effects of gender discrimination in Australia 1994-95. The Economic Record, 77(236), pp. 71-88.

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Abstract

Interpreting the unexplained component of the gender wage gap as indicative of discrimination, the empirical literature to date has tended to ignore the potential impact wage discrimination may have on employment. Clearly, employment effects will arise if discrimination lowers the female offered wage and the labour supply curve is upward sloping. The empirical analysis employs the ABS Income Distribution Survey 1994–95 and finds evidence of both wage and associated employment effects. The analysis is replicated for the earlier period 1989–90. A comparison across time is of interest given the substantial deregulation of the Australian labour market over the period.

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ID Code: 62611
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/1475-4932.00005
ISSN: 0013-0249
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2013 05:49
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 05:49

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