An Investigation of the Male-Female Wage Gap in Industrial Revolution Britain

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Abstract

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.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Joyce Burnette
Externa organisationer
  • Wabash College
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk historia

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)257-281
Antal sidor25
TidskriftEconomic History Review
Volym50
Utgivningsnummer2
StatusPublished - 1997
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa