ERIC Number: ED105106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-3
Reference Count: 0
Interarea Educational Earnings Differentials: A Cross-Section Analysis.
Kalcic, Dismas B.
This study was designed to explain the earnings differentials between metropolitan areas for six labor types, identified by level of education: 0-7, 8, 9-11, 12, 13-15, and 16 or more. Three separate models relate the average earnings of these types to several area variables. Multiple regression equations, based on 1960 Census and related data, indicate that: (1) the earnings of the male labor types are significantly related to the cooperating labor force in an area; (2) area unionization provides a significant explanation for the interarea earnings differentials of all labor types, both male and female; (3) the earnings of the lowest labor type are related primarily to the extent of area unionization and to the percentage of the type relative to the area labor force; (4) the earnings of females are affected by the number of females relative to males in the labor force with nonwhite females of the lowest labor type suffering discrimination; and (5) a North-South regional differential exists for females but not for males. These results indicate that the forces which determine the earnings of women are different from those which determine the earnings of men. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri