Date of Award
Master of Science
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.
Kou, Yujia, "Earnings inequality among women: the impact of economic restructuring" (2004). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 20682.