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Title: Essays in Labor Economics
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1. Weber, Emily Anna
Essays in Labor Economics
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Boston University, 2021
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Gender Differences; Performance pay; Work Hours

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The third chapter uses the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to show that women are less likely to be in performance-pay jobs and experience a smaller earnings increase from participating in such jobs. I compare these findings with theoretical predictions of differing tastes for competition or biased subjective evaluation but find limited support that either factor explains most of the gender difference in performance pay. However, bonus-awarding jobs also demonstrate a higher elasticity of earnings with respect to weekly hours than other jobs do, and thus some of the wider wage gap is explained by gender differences in time at work.
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Weber, Emily Anna. Essays in Labor Economics. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Boston University, 2021.