RES/341 Research and Evaluation I
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Summarize Peer-Reviewed Articles The article, Decomposing the Education Wage Gap: Everything but the Kitchen Sink” talks in length about the erosion of “wages ranging from both time and educational status. Their results confirm the importance of investments in and use of technology” (Hotchkiss & Shiferaw, 2011, p. 1). The authors Hotchkiss and Shiferaw also show that demand and supply factors played very different roles in the growing wage gaps between the 1980s and 1990s. For example, the labor market looked at two separate sectors; one for skilled workers and the other for individuals with fewer skills. This article suggests numerous supply and demand reasons for the growth in the wage gap primarily because of technological changes and skill- biased technological changes. The authors also discusses how the demand for skilled labor increases, as the returns to a college education should also increase, which, in turn, should lead to an increase in the supply of educated workers, which should put downward pressure on the skills wage gap which is unfortunately not the case (Hotchkiss & Shiferaw, 2011, p. 1.).
Describe How Articles Apply to the Research Like this article, information provides will demonstrate a clearer understanding of the related differences of various industries supply and demand factors that help explain the growing earnings inequality between education levels, gender, experience, and etcetera. The research will explore the nature and origins of wage differences between men and women of various backgrounds. Consideration factors include such items as the high wages of a few White men, and gendered patterns of occupational and educational choice and work experience. White men are not the only group that out-earns women, although the wage gap is largest between white men and
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