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dc.contributor.advisorEmery, J. C. Herbert
dc.contributor.authorSand, Benjamin MacLean
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T19:57:04Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T19:57:04Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationSand, B. M. (2003). Wage structure and the Canadian gender wage gap: 1980-1995 (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15157en_US
dc.identifier.isbn061287415Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/39955
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 43-45en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the Canadian male-female wage differential between 1980 and 1995, taking into account the effects of a changing wage structure via the Juhn, Murphy, and Pierce ( 1991) decomposition. This methodology attributes changes in the gender gap as being either gender specific or an effect of wage structure changes. Two alternative wage distributions of reference are examined to identify changes in the wage structure. Using the male wage distribution as a reference, the wage structure effects are larger than when the overall wage distribution is used. The findings indicate that women have made substantial gender specific gains, but that the changing wage structure has masked measured improvement. This suggests that changes in the wage structure are responsible for the apparent stalling of women' s progress in terms of the gender gap during 1980s, and the slowing decline in the 'unexplained' portion of the gap found in other studies.
dc.format.extentvi, 63 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleWage structure and the Canadian gender wage gap: 1980-1995
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15157
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2003 S26en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1470 520708905


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.