ERIC Number: ED199562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Sex-Composition of Occupation and the Determinants of Women's Earnings.
Abrams, Doris L.
A study examined the impact of sex composition of occupation on women's earnings and the structure of wage determination in "masculine" and "feminine" occupations. Data--a national sample of women--came from the Project Talent Data Bank. Results indicated that, overall, women in "masculine" occupations earned approximately 42% more annually than women in "feminine" occupations. After controlling for differences in labor force participation levels, personal characteristics, education, work experience, and family responsibilities, women in "masculine" occupations still earned about 18% more than those in "feminine" occupations . The findings appeared to be consistent with the notion that there is an across-the-board bonus associated with women finding employment occupations with a predominance of male workers. (Three data tables are appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).