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Some economic historian might find it interesting to calculate a "weighty" average of male and female slave prices for this civilization. , most attention has focused on the post-World War II period. However, Goldin (1990) has examined developments in the labor market for women back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. 5 around 1900. 6. 65. In judging the level and the time pattern in this ratio, several issues must be kept in mind. html10-03-2009 AM 03:40:29 page_27 < previous page page_27 next page > Page 27 married women participating in the labor force has more than doubled, reaching 60 percent in recent years.

Interrupted Work Careers, Depreciation and Restoration of Human Capital," Journal of Human Resources 17, 1 (Winter), 324. Neumark, D. (1988). "Employer's Discriminatory Behavior and the Estimation of Wage Discrimination," Journal of Human Resources 23, 3 (Summer), 279295. O. and C. Goldin. (1989). "Parental Altruism and Self-Interest: Child Labor Among Late NineteenthCentury American Families," Economic Inquiry 27 (October), 637659. Scarr, S. A. Weinberg. (1976). "IQ Test Performance of Black Children Adopted by White Families," American Psychologist, 726739.

For most products, you don't know who made a good. Of course, you may know from whom you bought it, but retail trade, which includes more than sales, accounts for less than 5 percent of our jobs and about 12 percent of civilian employees are in sales at all levels of trade. html10-03-2009 AM 03:40:29 page_30 < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 Leaving aside consumer discrimination, economists have a difficult time explaining why discrimination should be found in labor markets in the long run.

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