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Replication data for: The Opt-In Revolution? Contraception and the Gender Gap in Wages

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bailey, Martha J.
  • Hershbein, Brad
  • Miller, Amalia R.
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Decades of research on the US 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 for life-cycle wages. Using state-by-birthcohort variation in legal access, we show that younger access to the Pill conferred an 8 percent hourly wage premium by age 50. Our estimates imply that the Pill can account for 10 percent of the convergence of the gender gap in the 1980s and 30 percent in the 1990s. (JEL J13, J16, J31, J71, J24)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.3.225 (Text)
Publications
  • Bailey, Martha J, Brad Hershbein, and Amalia R Miller. “The Opt-In Revolution? Contraception and the Gender Gap in Wages.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 3 (July 2012): 225–54. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.3.225.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.3.225 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Bailey, Martha J.; Hershbein, Brad; Miller, Amalia R. (2012): Replication data for: The Opt-In Revolution? Contraception and the Gender Gap in Wages. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113827