Measuring Selectivity-Corrected Gender Wage Gaps in the EU


Beblo, Miriam ; Beninger, Denis ; Heinze, Anja ; Laisney, François


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/153
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-1536
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2003
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J31 J16 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Europäische Union , Lohndifferenzierung , Geschlecht
Abstract: We investigate different techniques to assess the gender pay gap in five EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom), focusing on self-selection into market work. Results show that selectivity correction has an impact on both wage estimates and wage gap decomposition. If there is a positive correlation between the wage and the propensity to participate, the estimated pay gap understates the true difference in earnings when self-selection is ignored. The estimated pay gap differs considerably at different quantiles of the wage distribution, and is sensitive to the choice of estimator.
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