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Are Employment Effects of Gender Discrimination Important? Some Evidence from Great Britain

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Abstract:

Interpreting the unexplained component of the gender wage gap as indicative of discrimination, the empirical literature to date has tended to ignore the potential impact wage discrimination may have on employment. Employment effects may arise if discrimination lowers the female offered wage and the labour supply curve is upward sloping. The empirical analysis employs the British Household Panel Study and finds evidence of both wage and associated employment effects.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1467-9957.2003.00368.x

Affiliations: University of Aberdeen, UK

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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