You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Gender Gap in Pensions and Wages
William E. Even and David A. Macpherson
The Review of Economics and Statistics
Vol. 72, No. 2 (May, 1990), pp. 259-265
Published by: The MIT Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2109715
Page Count: 7
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
This study provides rationale for the underrepresentation of women in the pension sector, and examines the consequences for the gender wage gap. For a given set of observed characteristics, a woman is 11%-19% less likely than a man to have a pension. Of the unexplained portion of the gender wage gap, 10%-38% is due to unexplained differences in pension coverage. Finally, consistent with a screening effect of pensions, women are paid more equally in the pension sector.
The Review of Economics and Statistics © 1990 The MIT Press