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Author: Lowen, Aaron
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1. Lowen, Aaron
Sicilian, Paul
"Family-Friendly" Fringe Benefits and the Gender Wage Gap
Journal of Labor Research 30,2 (June 2009): 101-119.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: John M. Olin Institute at George Mason University
Keyword(s): Benefits, Fringe; Family Studies; Gender Differences; Occupational Segregation; Wage Gap

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Evidence suggests a large portion of the gender wage gap is explained by gender occupational segregation. A common hypothesis is that gender differences in preferences or abilities explain this segregation; women may prefer jobs that provide more "family-friendly" fringe benefits. Much of the research provides no direct evidence on gender differences in access to fringe benefits, nor how provision affects wages. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we find that women are more likely to receive family-friendly benefits, but not other types of fringe benefits. We find no evidence that the differences in fringe benefits explain the gender wage gap. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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Lowen, Aaron and Paul Sicilian. ""Family-Friendly" Fringe Benefits and the Gender Wage Gap." Journal of Labor Research 30,2 (June 2009): 101-119.