The Opt-In Revolution? Contraception and the Gender Gap in Wages

Decades of research on the U.S. gender gap in wages describes its correlates, but little is known about why women changed their career paths in the 1960s and 1970s. This paper explores the role of "the Pill" in altering women's human capital investments and its ultimate implications f...

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Main Author: Miller, Amalia R
Hershbein, Brad
Bailey, Martha J
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.03.2012
Data of publication: 20120301
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research Publications
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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