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Convergence in the Gender Wage Gap in Australia over the 1980s: Identifying the Role of Counteracting Forces via the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce Decomposition

Michael P Kidd () and M. Shannon

Working Papers from Tasmania - Department of Economics

Abstract: The current paper investigates whether rising inequality and changes in returns to skills can explain the pattern of wage convergence over the 1980s in Australia or whether other explanations for the observed 'slow down'in female relative wage progress should be sought.

Keywords: WOMEN; WAGES; LABOUR MARKET (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
Date: 1996
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