Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Bradley S. Wimmer
Number of Pages
The effect of labor market discrimination on the wages of male and female workers has been previously studied (Blinder, 1973; Oaxaca, 1973; Reimers, 1983; Cotton, 1988; Neumark, 1988; and Oaxaca and Ransom, 1994). Changes in the amount of discrimination and the variables that contribute most significantly to it's presence over time have not been dealt with in a consistent manner. The following study attempts to improve upon the existing literature by examining the changing nature of labor market discrimination, by gender, over time, and introducing a new methodology. I find that discrimination by gender is present in the labor market in the years studied, and that the amount of discrimination has decreased by a statistically significant amount from 1984 to 2000. In addition difference-in-difference analysis is used to examine potential changes in the return to various levels of educational attainment.
Analysis; Change; Discrimination; Gender; Labor; Market
Labor economics; Industrial relations; Women's studies
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Powell, Andrew Lee, "An analysis of changes in labor market discrimination by gender, 1984--2000" (2003). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1541.