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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 415–430.
Published: 01 November 2000
... on the extent and sources of “within-group” wage inequality in more than 500 labor markets in the United States in 1990. In addition to documenting that within-group wage inequality across regions varies more widely today than over the past several decades, the analysis reveals that two frequently cited...
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Demography (2020) 57 (1): 33–60.
Published: 29 January 2020
...Katherine Weisshaar; Tania Cabello-Hutt Abstract In this article, we consider how individuals’ long-term employment trajectories relate to wage inequality and the gender wage gap in the United States. Using more than 30 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 sample, we...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2229–2252.
Published: 22 November 2019
...Ken-Hou Lin; Inbar Weiss Abstract This article assesses the connection between immigration and wage inequality in the United States. Departing from the focus on how the average wages of different native groups respond to immigration, we examine how immigrants shape the overall wage distribution...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 469–492.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 1979 to 2005. We investigate how demographic and labor market conditions influence employment and wage inequality among black and white women over the period. Although shifts in labor supply influence the magnitude of the black-white wage gap among women, structural disadvantages faced by black women...
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Demography (2004) 41 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of poverty, in general, were tempered by rising wage inequality, simulations indicated that female-headed families and families that were headed by black persons experienced substantial reductions in poverty in the 1990s largely because of the growth in median wages. An auxiliary time-series analysis...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 551–570.
Published: 01 April 2021
... quarter and, even more so, the top decile. Moreover, insufficient theoretical and methodological attention to this top premium effect has left gender inequality concealed in the extensive empirical studies on the topic. Specifically, when we artificially censor the top at the 80th wage percentile...
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Demography (2001) 38 (3): 363–373.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., primarily by changing the composition of the population. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2001 2001 Gini Coefficient High School Diploma Recent Immigration Wage Inequality Annual Earning References Altonji , J. , & Card , D. ( 1991 ). The Effects...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 1063–1088.
Published: 22 June 2020
... disparities between women, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (1992–2015). Compositional change with respect to education is the main driver for growing inequality. Other factors are less influential but still relevant: marginal returns for several wage-related personal characteristics have grown...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 201–226.
Published: 01 February 2023
... are a source of this inequality. Using longitudinal data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we examine nativity differences in the incidence and wage penalty of education–occupation mismatch among highly educated workers. The results demonstrate that high-skilled immigrants, especially those...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 967–988.
Published: 08 May 2015
... (if the index is positive) or disadvantage (if the index is negative) of the group, derived from its segregation, as a proportion of the average wage of the economy. Our index is a helpful tool not only for academics but also for institutions concerned with inequalities among demographic groups because it makes...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2253–2277.
Published: 02 December 2019
... Research . Autor D. H. , & Dorn D. ( 2013 ). The growth of low-skill service jobs and the polarization of the US labor market . American Economic Review , 103 , 1553 – 1597 . Autor D. H. , Katz L. F. , & Kearney M. S. ( 2008 ). Trends in U.S. wage inequality...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1663–1680.
Published: 25 September 2018
... were 47 % of the total workforce, and for the first time, the majority of workers in managerial and professional occupations (Buchmann and McDaniel 2016 ). Second, as income and wage inequality between women and men decreased, income and wage inequality among women and among men increased (Autor...
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Demography (1996) 33 (4): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 1996
... © Population Association of America 1996 1996 Public School Residential Segregation Wage Inequality Economic Trend Russell Sage Foundation References Berliner D. , & Biddle B. ( 1995 ). The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America’s Public...
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Demography (2006) 43 (4): 587–615.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Alberto Palloni Abstract In this article, I argue that research on social stratification, on intergenerational transmission of inequalities, and on the theory of factor payments and wage determination will be strengthened by studying the role played by early childhood health. I show...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 849–863.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... 1697 – 760 ). Elsevier : Princeton, NJ and London . Borjas G.J. , & Ramey V.A. ( 1994 ). Time Series Evidence on the Source of Trends in Wage Inequality . American Economic Review , 84 , 10 – 16 . Chiquiar D. , & Hanson G.H. ( 2005 ). International Migration...
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Demography (2014) 51 (5): 1597–1618.
Published: 23 August 2014
... of formal education on wages is expected to be more pronounced in the public sector than in the private sector of the economy (Asher and Popkin 1984 ; Gornick and Jacobs 1998 ; Grimshaw 2000 ; Maume 1985 ). Although the literature on the causes and consequences of gender economic inequality and its...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 821–828.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Association of America 2007 2007 Labor Supply Current Population Survey Female Labor Force Participation Female Labor Supply Life Choice References Autor D.H. , Katz L.F. , & Kearney M.S. ( 2005 ). Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 41–51.
Published: 01 February 2000
... , D.J. , Cancio , A.S. , & Evans , T.D. ( 1996 ). Cognitive Skills and Racial Wage Inequality: Reply to Farkas and Vicknair . American Sociological Review , 61 , 561 – 64 . 10.2307/2096393 McLemore , S.D. , & Romo , H.D. ( 1998 ). Racial and Ethnic Relations...
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Demography (2017) 54 (5): 1743–1772.
Published: 15 August 2017
... technological change and rising wage inequality: Some problems and puzzles . Journal of Labor Economics , 20 , 733 – 783 . 10.1086/342055 Charles K. K. , & Luoh M. C. ( 2003 ). Gender differences in completed schooling . Review of Economics and Statistics , 85 , 559 – 577...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 93–118.
Published: 04 January 2017
...Yao Lu; Julia Shu-Huah Wang; Wen-Jui Han Abstract Despite a large literature documenting the impact of childbearing on women’s wages, less understanding exists of the actual employment trajectories that mothers take and the circumstances surrounding different paths. We use sequence analysis...
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