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Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Francine D. Blau, Anne C. Gielen, and Klaus F. Zimmermann


This book contains extensive research on progress made by women in the labour market, and the characteristics and causes of remaining gender inequalities. It also covers other indicators of gender inequalities, and other dimensions of inequality. It consists of a collection of previous works, both single-authored and co-authored, which have been revised and form an integrated volume dealing with inequality in the labour market. Each part is introduced by a chapter that places the work in context and explains its genesis, as well as its relevance to current research and policy, and an Epilogue ... More

Keywords: wage differentials, wage inequality, labour market institutions, gender wage gap, gender discrimination, labour supply, racial inequality, immigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francine D. Blau, author
Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Anne C. Gielen, editor
Senior Research Associate, IZA and Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Klaus F. Zimmermann, editor
Director of the IZA and Professor of Economics, University of Bonn

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Equality and Fairness in the Labor Market

Anne C. Gielen and Klaus F. Zimmermann

II The Gender Wage Gap: Determinants and Trends over Time for the United States


Francine D. Blau

1 Equal Pay in the Office

Francine D. Blau

2 Trends in Earnings Differentials by Gender

Based on papers with Andrea H. Beller and Lawrence M. Kahn∗

III International Differences in the Gender Wage Gap and Wage Inequality: The Role of Wage Setting Institutions


Francine D. Blau

IV Other Dimensions of Gender Inequality and Policy Responses


Francine D. Blau

8 Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial

Based on a paper with Janet M. Currie, Rachel T.A. Croson, and Donna K. Ginther

V Inequality by Race and Immigrant Status


Francine D. Blau

10 Black-White Differences in Wealth and Asset Composition

Based on a paper with John W. Graham

12 Gender, Source Country Characteristics, and Labor Market Assimilation among Immigrants

Based on a paper with Lawrence M. Kahn and Kerry L. Papps


Concluding Thoughts

Francine D. Blau