Separate and Unequal: Occupation-Establishment Sex Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap

  title={Separate and Unequal: Occupation-Establishment Sex Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap},
  author={Trond Petersen and Laurie A. Morgan},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={329 - 365}
The authors report the first large-scale empirical investigation of within-job wage differences between men and women in the same occupation and establishment, using data first on blue-collar and clerical employees from 16 U.S. industries in 1974-83 and second on employees in 10 professional and administrative occupations. The authors report three findings. First, wage differences at the occupation-establishment level were small even without controls for individual-level characteristics. Hence… Expand
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