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July 1990, Vol. 113, No. 7

Recent gains in women's earnings: better pay or longer hours?

Michael W. Horrigan and James P. Markey
Economists, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The female-male earnings gap narrowed significantly between 1979 and 1987, reflecting increases in earnings per hour, rather than in hours worked.  This article examines recent changes in the female-male earnings gap.

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