Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

This study is being conducted and presented in two parts. The first part, this report, is a statistical examination of the male-female wage gap. By evaluating the average (mean) differences between men and women within the workplace, pay differential trends can be ascertained and examined to support the need for additional study. The second stage, to be conducted Fall 2014 at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, will use regression analysis to differentiate between explained and unexplained portions of said pay-gap to better understand how the remaining gap is related to discrimination. The data analyzed will establish baselines for both real and nominal wages, then examine classes of worker, e.g., governmental, private for-profit companies, or private non-profit companies, and finally, look at the effect of union coverage of the gender pay-gap.

Keywords

Discrimination; Discrimination in employment; Equal pay for equal work; Men; Pay equity; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination against women; Sex discrimination in employment; Wages; Wages--Men; Wages--Women; Women

Disciplines

Economics | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Women's Studies

Language

English


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