Income inequality:the cost of being a single woman

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dc.contributor.advisor Wright, David W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mikal, Darcy J.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-21T13:53:11Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-21T13:53:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.isbn 9780542757846
dc.identifier.other t05011
dc.identifier.other AAT 1436572:UMI en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/747
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology. en
dc.description "December 2005." en
dc.description.abstract Using secondary data analysis of the 2003 American Time Use Survey (ATUS), this thesis examines why and how the pay gap exists between married and never-married women using an income determination model. The income determination model consists of three component parts: the individual, structural, and gender model segments. The individual-level model segment looks at variables such as education and age. The structural-level model segment of the income determination model looks at variables such as hours worked, occupation and industry level. Last, the gender-level model segment looks at variables like occupational sex segregation, having children, minority status, marital status, and household labor activities. The most salient finding of this research is that net of other factors, never-married women earn $30.40 less a week than married women. This finding is discussed in relation to how the marriage premium is more advantageous for men compared to women. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Darcy J.Mikal, 2005. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.title Income inequality:the cost of being a single woman en
dc.type Thesis en

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