Convergence in the gender wage gap in Australia over the 1980s: identifying the role of counteracting forces via the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce Decomposition

Kidd, Michael and Shannon, Michael 2001, Convergence in the gender wage gap in Australia over the 1980s: identifying the role of counteracting forces via the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce Decomposition, Applied economics, vol. 33, pp. 929-936.

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Title Convergence in the gender wage gap in Australia over the 1980s: identifying the role of counteracting forces via the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce Decomposition
Author(s) Kidd, Michael
Shannon, Michael
Journal name Applied economics
Volume number 33
Start page 929
End page 936
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0003-6846
1466-4283
Summary The paper utilises the Juhn Murphy and Pierce (1991) decomposition to shed light on the pattern of slow male-female wage convergence in Australia over the 1980s. The analysis allows one to distinguish between the role of wage structure and genderspecific effects. The central question addressed is whether rising wage inequality counteracted the forces of increased female investment in labour market skills, i.e. education and experience. The conclusion is that in contrast to the US and the UK, Australian women do not appear to have been swimming against a tide of adverse wage structure changes.
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004160

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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