Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Dolton, P;ONeill, D;Sweetman, O
1996
January
Journal of Human Resources
Gender differences in the changing labor market - The role of legislation and inequality in changing the wage gap for qualified workers in the United Kingdom
Published
8 ()
Optional Fields
DISCRIMINATION EARNINGS BRITAIN SEX
31
549
565
We use detailed cohort data from three surveys of graduates to examine two explanations for the large decline in the male-female wage gap that occurred in the United Kingdom during the early 1970s. The first attributes the fall to gender-specific factors, most notably the introduction of antidiscrimination legislation. The second explanation argues that these changes were largely in response to changes in the wage structure and in particular to the introduction of income policies. Our findings show that for U.K. graduates, all the change in relative wages that occurred in this period can be accounted for by gender-specific forces.
MADISON
0022-166X
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