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WOMEN, MEN, CAREER AND FAMILY IN THE U.S. YOUNG PHYSICIAN LABOR FORCE

Diversity in the Work Force

ISBN: 978-0-76230-788-3, eISBN: 978-1-84950-107-1

ISSN: 0277-2833

Publication date: 30 October 2004

Abstract

Drawing upon the 5% Public-Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses (with comparisons to the 1980 Census through the work of Uhlenberg & Cooney, 1990), this paper examines the changing characteristics of the U.S. young physician labor force (aged 30–49). Currently, over 45% of medical degrees are earned by women, but gendered work-family patterns persist. Measures examined include income, hourly wages, mean work hours, part-time and overtime work, practice setting, marital status, and children. For a sub-sample of physicians married to physicians, I also examine income and work hour differentials. Close attention is paid to whether a marriage premium and/or a motherhood penalty in wages exists and persists over time. Implications of the documented workforce diversity are discussed for organizations within which physicians are employed.

Citation

Hinze, S.W. (2004), "WOMEN, MEN, CAREER AND FAMILY IN THE U.S. YOUNG PHYSICIAN LABOR FORCE", DiTomaso, N. and Post, C. (Ed.) Diversity in the Work Force (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 185-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-2833(04)14008-9

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