Labour market institutions and the gender wage gap in Britain and Australia, 1973–90

Kidd, Michael P. & Shannon, Michael (2002) Labour market institutions and the gender wage gap in Britain and Australia, 1973–90. Labour, 16(1), pp. 135-156.

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Abstract

The importance of wage structure is frequently interpreted as indirect evidence of the role played by labour market institutions. The current paper follows in this tradition, examining the role of wage structure in explaining the trend in the gender wage gap over the period 1973–91 for both Australia and the UK. The focus is upon whether changes in wage structure (and associated gender wage gap) both across country and over time are compatible with institutional explanations. Combining comparisons both cross-country and over time yields a more stringent, albeit indirect, test of the role of institutions.

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ID Code: 62618
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9914.00190
ISSN: 1121-7081
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishers Ltd
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2013 22:58
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 22:58

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