ERIC Number: ED081964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets.
Oaxaca, Ronald L.
This study is a cross-section regression analysis of male-female wage differentials in urban labor markets. Data for the study were obtained from the 1967 Survey of Economic Opportunity. A prime objective of this dissertation is to determine how much of the observed male-female wage differential can be attributed to the effects of discrimination in the labor market. A discrimination coefficient is introduced as a measure of the effects of discrimination and thus becomes a key parameter to be estimated. The findings of this study show that discrimination accounts for approximately seventy-four percent of the male-female wage differential for whites and ninety-two percent for blacks. Other empirical results suggest that sex discrimination is less in government employment, that job opportunities for females are relatively greater in larger urban areas, and that females are unlikely to respond to the possibilities of migration in the manner commonly ascribed to male heads of households. (Author)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Opportunities, Employed Women, Labor Market, Multiple Regression Analysis, Predictor Variables, Racial Discrimination, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Urban Areas, Wages
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-199 974, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Industrial Relations Section.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Princeton University