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March 2003, Vol. 126, No.3
How does gender play a role in the earnings gap? an updateStephanie Boraas
William M. Rodgers III
Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Study of Equality, College of William and Mary. The views expressed in this article are solely the authors’ and do not represent the policy positions of the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the U. S. Department of Labor.
Although personal choices, occupational crowding, and discrimination, contribute to the gender gap, the higher share of women in an occupation is still the largest contributor.
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