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Information and the Persistence of the Gender Wage Gap: Early Evidence from California's Salary History Ban

Benjamin Hansen, Drew McNichols

NBER Working Paper No. 27054
Issued in April 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Amanda Agan, Sandra Black, Bo Cowgill, Jon Davis, Jennifer Doleac, Christine Exley, Claudia Goldin, John Horton, Michael Kuhn, Simeon Minard, Muriel Niederle, Emily Nix, Edward Rubin, Joseph Sabia, Heather Sarsons, Olga Stoddard, and Glen Waddell, Marianne Wanamaker for helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper. We also appreciate feedback from other seminar participants at the University of Oregon, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, San Diego State, Census and conference participants at the Southern Economics Association and the Eastern Economics Association The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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