Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1-1998

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Labor Economics

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

95

Last Page

121

DOI

10.1086/209883

Abstract

The proportion of women in state government jobs and applicant pools is well explained by a model emphasizing supply-side factors. Relative to men, women’s supply is least sensitive to wages in predominantly male jobs and most sensitive to wages in predominantly female jobs. These results suggest that comparable worth policies that shift relative pay toward traditionally female jobs and away from traditionally male jobs will increase the proportion of females in male-dominated, female-dominated, and total state government jobs. The implication is that supply side responses need not prevent comparable worth pay adjustments from raising total female compensation.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Labor Economics 16 (1998): 95, doi: 10.1086/209883. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The University of Chicago

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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