An Investigation of the Male-Female Wage Gap in Industrial Revolution Britain
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During the industrial revolution women's wages were substantially lower than men’s. This article documents the wage gap and shows that in most cases it can be explained without reference to wage discrimination. First, the wage data we have overestimate the wage gap; correcting for biases due to measurement error reduces the size of the wage gap. Second, because differences in productivity were substantial, the corrected wage gap is consistent with these.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Economic History Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|