This setting lets you change the way you view articles. You can choose to have articles open in a dialog window, a new tab, or directly in the same window.
Open in Dialog
Open in New Tab
Open in same window

Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 14 No. 4 (Fall 2000)

Expand

Quick Tools:

Print Article Summary
Export Citation
Sign up for Email Alerts Follow us on Twitter

Explore:

JEP - All Issues


Gender Differences in Pay

Article Citation

Blau, Francine D., and Lawrence M. Kahn. 2000. "Gender Differences in Pay." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(4): 75-99.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.4.75

Abstract

We consider the gender pay gap in the United States. Both gender-specific factors, including gender differences in qualifications and discrimination, and overall wage structure, the rewards for skills and employment in particular sectors, importantly influence the gender pay gap. Declining gender differentials in the U.S., and the more rapid closing of the gender pay gap in the U.S. than elsewhere, appear to be primarily due to gender-specific factors. However, the relatively large gender pay gap in the U.S. compared to a number of other advanced countries seems primarily attributable to the very high level of U.S. wage inequality.

Article Full-Text Access

Full-text Article (Complimentary)

Authors

Blau, Francine D. (Cornell U and NBER)
Kahn, Lawrence M. (Cornell U)

JEL Classifications

J16: Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
J31: Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

Comments

View Comments on This Article (0) | Login to post a comment


Journal of Economic Perspectives


Quick Tools:

Sign up for Email Alerts

Follow us on Twitter

Subscription Information
(Institutional Administrator Access)

Explore:

JEP - All Issues

Virtual Field Journals


AEA Member Login:


AEAweb | AEA Journals | Contact Us