Projecting the U.S. gender wage gap 2000-40

Shannon, Michael and Kidd, Michael 2003, Projecting the U.S. gender wage gap 2000-40, Atlantic economic journal, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 316-330.

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Title Projecting the U.S. gender wage gap 2000-40
Author(s) Shannon, Michael
Kidd, Michael
Journal name Atlantic economic journal
Volume number 31
Issue number 4
Start page 316
End page 330
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2003-12
ISSN 0197-4254
1573-9678
Summary This paper projects the gender wage gap for 25–64 year old Americans for the period 2000–40. The analysis uses data from the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics (PSID) for 1995 and 1996 together with the U.S. Census Bureau demographic projections. The method combines the population projections with assumptions regarding the evolution of educational attainment in order to first project the future distribution of skills and, based on these projections, the future size of the gender wage gap. The main set of projections suggests that changing skill characteristics—specifically educational attainment—will continue to close the gender wage gap. However, even in 2040, a substantial pay gap of at least 75 percent of the size of that in 1995 will remain.
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009203

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