The Effects of Labor Shortages on Starting Salaries for Sex-Typed Jobs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eleanor "Holly" Buttner, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: An experimental simulation was conducted to examine potential differences in sensitivity to forces to supply and demand among male and female sex- typed jobs. Respondents faced with a labor shortage favored raising salaries for male sex-typed jobs, but favored alternatives to salary increases for female sex-typed jobs at entry and middle levels Findings are discussed in terms of occupational sex stereotypes and differing perceptions regarding the urgency and difficulty of filling vacancies in male and female positions.

Additional Information

Publication
Sex Roles, 17, 59-71
Language: English
Date: 1987
Keywords
Labor shortages, Sex-typed jobs, Salaries