Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Economics

First Committee Member

Bradley S. Wimmer

Number of Pages

41

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Analysis; Change; Discrimination; Gender; Labor; Market

Controlled Subject

Labor economics; Industrial relations; Women's studies

File Format

pdf

File Size

1935.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/30mn-c2ie


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