Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/152102
Title: EVOLUTION OF THE GENDER EARNINGS GAP ACROSS THE EARNINGS DISTRIBUTION: EVIDENCE FROM CALIFORNIA, 2006-2016
Authors: TOH JING TING
Keywords: Gender Earnings Gap
Racial Gap
Discrimination
Labor Market
Employment
Earnings Decomposition
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2018
Citation: TOH JING TING (2018-11-05). EVOLUTION OF THE GENDER EARNINGS GAP ACROSS THE EARNINGS DISTRIBUTION: EVIDENCE FROM CALIFORNIA, 2006-2016. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: I analyze the evolution of the gender earnings gap in the California labor market between 2006 and 2016 using data from the American Community Survey. While the gender gap has shrunk over time, the gap at the top of the earnings distribution remains substantial. In addition, returns to characteristics are different for males and females, and this difference is more prominent at the top of the earnings distribution. The earnings gap also varies by education and race. The Black–White gap for males with at least a college degree remains substantial and stable, and is larger than the Black-White gap for males without a college degree. Earnings decomposition using the Oaxaca-Blinder technique at the mean and the Machado-Mata technique at various quantiles reveals that differences in returns to characteristics account for most of the gender gap. Differences in characteristics account for less than ten percent of the raw earnings gap; notably, they become increasingly important as we move up the earnings distribution.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/152102
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Toh Jing Ting AY1819 Sem 1.pdf586.36 kBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

24
checked on Apr 21, 2019

Download(s)

23
checked on Apr 21, 2019

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.