The Changing Gender Gap Across the Wage Distribution in the U.K.


Fitzenberger, Bernd ; Wunderlich, Gaby


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/460
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-4608
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2001
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 01-56
Place of publication: Mannheim
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: J71 J31 J16 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Großbritannien , Beschäftigungsstruktur , Geschlechtsunterschied , Lohn
Abstract: This paper contributes descriptive evidence on the development of the gender wage gap for different skill groups and full- and part-time employees in the U.K. The empirical analysis is based upon the General Household Survey from 1975 to 1995 and therefore provides evidence on an exceptionally long period. Our focus is not to provide a causal examination. We rather attempt to identify the macroeconomic trends of wages apart from life cycle and cohort effects implementing a model which takes into account the impact of age, time, and birth cohort simultaneously. Moreover, quantile regression is used to distinguish between various points of the entire wage distribution. We conclude that the wage gap between full-time employed females and full-time employed males has closed considerably during the observation period. The gap has closed mostly in the lower part of the wage distribution. In contrast, part-time employed women did not catch up relative to full-time employed men.
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