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Unformatted text preview: Education, and Family o The Homecoming of American College Women: the Reversal of the College Gender Gap-Statistical discrimination o Employers attempt to get the most productive workforce at the lowest cost o A major source of cost is on-the-job training o If firms expect female workers to leave the firm sooner than male workers, then Employers can lower costs by hiring men instead of women But, this bids up the price of men relative to women and a gender gap in wages emerges-The within-job gender wage gap o A 1995 study by Trond Peterson and Laurie Morgan Separate and unequal study-The devaluation/crowding conjecture o Devaluing of female-dominated jobs by employers Devaluation affects both men and women who do “women’s work” What are some possible explanations for it? o Economic results of crowding-Does society in general devalue women’s work?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course GOVT 2225 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.
- Spring '09