OCCUPATIONS AND THE STRUCTURE OF WAGE INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES , 1980 s2000 s Word Count : 11 , 942

@inproceedings{Mouw2009OCCUPATIONSAT,
  title={OCCUPATIONS AND THE STRUCTURE OF WAGE INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES , 1980 s2000 s Word Count : 11 , 942},
  author={Ted Mouw and Arne L. Kalleberg},
  year={2009}
}
Occupations have long been regarded as central to the stratification systems of industrial countries, but have played little role in empirical attempts to explain the well-documented increases in wage inequality that occurred in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. We address this deficiency by assessing occupation-level effects on wage inequality using data from the Current Population Survey for 1983-2008. We model the mean and variance of wages for each occupation, controlling for… CONTINUE READING
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