New thesis questions the explanations to gender wage gap

2010-04-19 12:00

The gender wage gap is accounted for to a substantial degree by the sex composition of occupations. Charlotta Magnusson, at Stockholm University, examines the mechanisms that produce this pattern.

In her newly published doctoral thesis, Mind the Gap: Essays on Explanations of Gender Wage Inequality, in particular the theory of devaluation, currently the most widely accepted sociological explanation, is tested. The empirical findings, reported in three self-contained essays, question this line of explanation.

Author Charlie Olofsson
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