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DO WOMEN EARN LESS IN RURAL AREAS? AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FEMALE RURAL-URBAN WAGE DIFFERENTIAL

Qiuyan Wang and Jill L. Findeis

No 19982, 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: This study evaluates the possible reasons for the persistent rural-urban wage gap among women in the U.S. The paper uses two-step panel data estimations that can consider explanations including rural-urban differences in observed individual characteristics and work-related characteristics and at the same time control for both unobserved differences in amenities and productivities and for the potential effects of endogeneity and/or sample selection bias in hours worked. The paper finds that significant rural-urban female wage differential exist for many groups, indicating the functioning of rural and urban labor markets are different.

Keywords: Labor; and; Human; Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.19982

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