Hollywood’s Wage Structure and Discrimination

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:33:00 GMT

Economics Research Group Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez - University of Huddersfield

Wed, 1st February 2017, 13:15, BSG/20

All staff and students welcome

Hollywood’s Wage Structure and Discrimination

The labour market for actors remains mostly unexplored. In this paper, we start by analysing how Hollywood wages have changed over time. We then proceed to examine the determinants of wages. One of our key findings is that there are substantial wage differences among male and female actors in Hollywood. A Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition suggests that 55% of the differences in the gender-wage gap can be attributed to discrimination.

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