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Is Working Paying Off? An Anaysis of Labor Market Commitment and Gender Pay Parity

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Title: Is Working Paying Off? An Anaysis of Labor Market Commitment and Gender Pay Parity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hudson, Elizabeth
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Gender
Human Capital
Wages
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
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born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract: In an effort to understand the slowing in convergence ratios relating to gender pay parity, this paper looks to trends in labor market experience and educational attainment to analyze the labor market participation decision. Specifically, as human capital characteristics by gender become more similar, neoclassical economic theory points to a narrowing of gender differences in earnings. Though this narrowing is present in the data, the rate of convergence is well below that of convergence in productivity enhancing characteristics. Economic work on the issue highlights the division of labor within the home as a primary obstacle to marketplace participation and, consequently, to pay parity. Unfortunately, this is also where most economic work ends. A goal of this paper is to present the social division of labor as reinforced by labor market behavior which helps to uncover the role the marketplace has in maintaining gender pay disparity. To that end, the analysis suggests that both the government and private employers have an incentive to combat the division of labor by adjusting remuneration in the market.
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Hudson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Strobel, Frederick

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 H8
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Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003650/00001

Material Information

Title: Is Working Paying Off? An Anaysis of Labor Market Commitment and Gender Pay Parity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hudson, Elizabeth
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Gender
Human Capital
Wages
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: In an effort to understand the slowing in convergence ratios relating to gender pay parity, this paper looks to trends in labor market experience and educational attainment to analyze the labor market participation decision. Specifically, as human capital characteristics by gender become more similar, neoclassical economic theory points to a narrowing of gender differences in earnings. Though this narrowing is present in the data, the rate of convergence is well below that of convergence in productivity enhancing characteristics. Economic work on the issue highlights the division of labor within the home as a primary obstacle to marketplace participation and, consequently, to pay parity. Unfortunately, this is also where most economic work ends. A goal of this paper is to present the social division of labor as reinforced by labor market behavior which helps to uncover the role the marketplace has in maintaining gender pay disparity. To that end, the analysis suggests that both the government and private employers have an incentive to combat the division of labor by adjusting remuneration in the market.
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Hudson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Strobel, Frederick

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 H8
System ID: NCFE003650:00001

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