Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1-1-2004

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Sociology

Major

Sociology

Abstract

Overall earnings inequality in the United States increased while gender earnings inequality decreased over the last three decades. In addition, earnings inequality among women, a new form of earnings inequality, has emerged recently. Yet this topic has been overshadowed by increased overall earnings inequality and decreased gender earnings inequality. Research is needed to study the new form of earnings inequality. Using the 2000 5-percent Public Use Microdata Samples, I examine the influence of economic restructuring on earnings inequality among women. I conclude that economic restructuring, including industrial composition and insecure employment conditions, has very significant impacts on earnings inequality among women.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-20201107-239

Copyright Owner

Yujia Kou

Language

en

OCLC Number

57569316

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

66 pages

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