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On the relationship between gender wage differentials and market power in U.S. manufacturing

by Wiggy, Mitchell

Abstract

There has been a persistent earnings gap between male and female workers in the United States over the past decades. This study examines one possible cause for this discrepancy by analyzing its relationship with market power within the manufacturing industry. Theory suggests that firms with market power have more leverage to practice discrimination toward a specific group of workers, resulting in a wage differential. This study finds that market power does not play a statistically significant role in the creation of wage differentials between male and female workers.

Note

Includes bibliographical references.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:5938
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
57 pages : illustrations (some color)
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Redmount, Esther
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2012