Type of Content: Research

Subtype: Journal Article

Resource Title: How Monopsony Impacts Older Women Workers

Publication Title: Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Publish Date: February 12, 2020

The bottom line is that not having much choice of employers translates into lower lifetime earnings and less ability to save for retirement. Bold labor market policy designed to eliminate sex discrimination can partially offset these outcomes by reducing the constraints faced by women workers through anti-discrimination enforcement, providing caregiving supports to help balance family responsibilities, improving the pay of female-dominated professions, lessening the barriers to unionization, and raising the minimum wage.

This article, “How Monopsony Impacts Older Women Workers,” originally appeared in the Fall 2019 Volume of “Generations,” a journal of the American Society on Ageing, or ASA. 

How Monopsony Impacts Older Women Workers

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