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Employers' Discriminatory Behavior and the Estimation of Wage Discrimination
This paper considers the linkage of empirical estimates of wage discrimination between two groups, introduced by Oaxaca (1973), to a theoretical model of employers' discriminatory behavior. It isExpand
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Wages, Productivity, and Worker Characteristics: Evidence from Plant-Level Production Functions and Wage Equations
We use a unique new data set that combines individual worker data with data on workers' employers to estimate plant-level production functions and wage equations, and thus to compare relativeExpand
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New Evidence on Sex Segregation and Sex Differences in Wages from Matched Employee‐Employer Data
We use new matched employer‐employee data to estimate the contributions of sex segregation and wage differences by sex within occupation, industry, establishment, and occupation‐establishment cellsExpand
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Employment Effects of Minimum and Subminimum Wages: Panel Data on State Minimum Wage Laws
Using panel data on state minimum wage laws and economic conditions for the years 1973–89, the authors reevaluate existing evidence on the effects of a minimum wage on employment. Their estimatesExpand
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Minimum Wage Effects throughout the Wage Distribution
This paper provides evidence on a wide set of margins along which labor markets can adjust in response to increases in the minimum wage, including wages, hours, employment, and ultimately laborExpand
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Does marriage really make men more productive
This paper presents new descriptive evidence regarding marital pay premiums earned by white males. Longitudinal data indicate that wages rise after marriage, and that cross-sectional marriageExpand
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Market structure and the nature of price rigidity: evidence from the market for consumer deposits
Panel data on consumer bank deposit interest rates reveal asymmetric impacts of market concentration on the dynamic adjustment of prices to shocks. Banks in concentrated markets are slower to raiseExpand
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Assessing Affirmative Action
Although the debate over Affirmative Action is both high-profile and high-intensity, neither side's position is based on a well-established set of research findings. Economics provides an extensive,Expand
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Marriage, Motherhood, and Wages
We explore several problems in drawing causal inferences from cross-sectional relationships between marriage, motherhood, and wages. We find that heterogeneity leads to biased estimates of theExpand
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