The Narrowing of the U.S. Gender Earnings Gap, 1959-1999: A Cohort-Based Analysis

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Using Census and Current Population Survey annual earnings data spanning 1959 through 1999 we assess the relative contributions of two factors to the decline in the gender wage gap: changes in the relative slopes of men’s and women’s age-earnings profiles, versus changes across cohorts in relative wage levels. We find that changes in relative slopes account… (More)

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@inproceedings{Kuhn2005TheNO, title={The Narrowing of the U.S. Gender Earnings Gap, 1959-1999: A Cohort-Based Analysis}, author={Peter M. Kuhn and Heidi I . Hartmann and K. Brandon Lang and Paul L. Latreille}, year={2005} }