The U.S. Gender Pay Gap in the 1990S: Slowing Convergence

@article{Blau2006TheUG,
  title={The U.S. Gender Pay Gap in the 1990S: Slowing Convergence},
  author={Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn},
  journal={Industrial \& Labor Relations Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={45 - 66}
}
Using Michigan Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data, the authors study the slowdown in the convergence of female and male wages in the 1990s compared to the 1980s. They find that changes in human capital did not contribute to the slowdown, since women's relative human capital improved comparably in the two decades. Occupational upgrading and deunionization had a larger positive effect on women's relative wages in the 1980s than in the 1990s, explaining part of the slower 1990s convergence… Expand
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