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Summarize the 4 peer-reviewed articles.

1. New Evidence on Gender Differences in Promotion Rates: An Empirical Analysis of a Sample of New Hires

2. Unequal Pay or Unequal Employment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Gender Gaps.

3. A Review of Effects of Gender, Age, and Education on Wage and Productivity.


Describe how these articles apply to your research topic of wages and wages earned.

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Academic reviews of articles or books are not like a book review for a popular publication where the goal is to get people to buy the publication or book. The academic review has several elements that I will put in outline for you to use and then apply it in general to each article.

The author is identified and if possible, his/her authority is noted. A police officer writing about methods of police procedure is far more reliable and authoritative than a person who has watched a lot of film on police. Then any theories the writer relies on are noted. Review of the method used and outcomes, how it works within the reviewer's work, and a conclusion are also included.

Author (sometimes it is good to include the date of the article and any other articles written before or after)
Authority (can include research, professional expertise, and other writings)
Theory used
Method and conclusions of the author
Application for reviewer or opinion on article value

Article 1. New Evidence on Gender Differences in Promotion Rates: An Empirical Analysis of a Sample of New Hires
Author : Francine D. Blau and Jed DeVaro (2007)
Authority: Both authors are in the Department of Labor Economics at Cornell University

Theory used and/or thesis: Analysis of data on promotions and wages for a large sample across many establishments.
Method and conclusions of the author: The method used samplings from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality employer survey, to study gender differences in promotion rates and wage gains attached to promotions. Promotion studies and wage differences often are dependent on the same the difference in this study is the use of wage gains ...

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Data collection to summarize four peer-reviewed articles are examined.