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ERIC Number: ED166329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Economic Conditions on the Success of Equal Employment Opportunity Laws: An Application to the Sex Differential in Earnings.
Beller, Andrea H.
The recession of the 1970s eroded equal employment opportunity gains made under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The unemployment rate during the early 1970s interacted with pre-amendment Title VII settlements to limit the increase in female earnings, exaggerate the reduction in male earnings, and restrict the narrowing of the earnings differential. Nevertheless, even with high unemployment rates, Title VII still narrowed the sex differential in earnings. But the real earnings cost was greater and the earnings redistribution less than at a lower employment rate. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII; Recession