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The employment effects of gender discrimination in Australia 1994-95

journal contribution
posted on 2001-03-01, 00:00 authored by Michael Kidd, I Ferko
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. Clearly, employment effects will arise if discrimination lowers the female offered wage and the labour supply curve is upward sloping. The empirical analysis employs the ABS Income Distribution Survey 1994–95 and finds evidence of both wage and associated employment effects. The analysis is replicated for the earlier period 1989–90. A comparison across time is of interest given the substantial deregulation of the Australian labour market over the period.

History

Journal

Economic record

Volume

77

Issue

236

Pagination

71 - 88

Publisher

Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0013-0249

eISSN

1475-4932

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, The Economic Society of Australia

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