Effects of industry growth and decline on gender and education wage gaps in the 1980s

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dc.contributor.author Devereux, Paul J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-10T11:16:09Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-10T11:16:09Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 2005 by the authors en
dc.date.issued 2005-07
dc.identifier.citation Industrial and Labor Relations Review en
dc.identifier.issn 0019-7939
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/318
dc.description.abstract The author uses longitudinal data to study the effects of industry growth and decline on wage changes between 1976 and 2001. He finds that over this period, workers who were initially in industries that subsequently expanded enjoyed faster wage growth than other workers. Moreover, wage growth was strongly related to employment changes in industries the individual was likely to move to: that is, workers' wage growth tended to be relatively fast if their skills suited them for entry into rapidly expanding industries, whether or not they actually moved between industries. The author uses the estimates to evaluate the effects of industry demand changes on within-cohort relative wages during the 1980s. He finds that changes in industrial composition can account for most of the within-cohort increase in the wages of women relative to men and about 30-50% of the increase in the relative wages of more educated groups within cohorts. en
dc.description.sponsorship The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; The UC Institute for Labor and Employment en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations en
dc.rights All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher, bepress, which has been given certain exclusive rights by the author. en
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dc.rights.uri http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_rights.html en
dc.subject Industry growth and decline en
dc.subject Gender wage gap en
dc.subject Education wage gap en
dc.subject Worker skills and wages en
dc.subject Industrial composition en
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development en
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--Effect of education on en
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--Sex differences en
dc.title Effects of industry growth and decline on gender and education wage gaps in the 1980s en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Paul J. Devereux (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/devereux/paul.devereux.htm en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: devereux@ucd.ie; Tel: 353 1 716 8279 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0006 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1139&context=ilrreview en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 58 en
dc.identifier.issue 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 552 en
dc.identifier.endpage 570 en
dc.neeo.contributor Devereux|Paul J.|aut|UCD0006

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