Differences in occupational earnings by sex
Does gender bias cause differences in pay? The reply to this question necessitates precise measures of pay based on specification of education, experience and occupation. The author presents an original analysis of the male/female occupational wage gap in the diverse countries for which adequate data are available in the ILO's 1996 October Earnings Inquiry. Empirical findings cover occupational groups in medicine and in public service, banking and insurance. In addition, some national trends and international differences are indicated. He also presents major research findings on the male/female wage gap and methodological issues, with advice on the pitfalls to avoid.--SCAD summary.