Comparing the part-time wage gap in Germany and the Netherlands


Wolf, Elke


[img]
Preview
PDF
dp0118.pdf - Published

Download (1MB)

URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/497
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-4976
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2001
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 C31 J22 J24 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Niederlande , Teilzeitbeschäftigung , Niedriglohn
Abstract: In this paper, I contrast the quality of part-time jobs - in terms of hourly wage rates - with those of full-timers. Using the Netherlands as a benchmark, helps to assess the size and seriousness of the estimated wage differentials in Germany. Based on two comparable household surveys, I estimate the wage gap between part-time and full-time employees in Germany and the Netherlands, taking into account individual and job-specific characteristics and treating participation and working hours as endogenous. Based on this simultaneous wage-hours model, I can show that German part-timers generally earn lower wages than comparable full-time workers. The results further point out that more experienced women, who accumulated more human capital during their working life, face higher wage cuts for reduced working hours then women who spent only few years in employment. The comparison with the wage structure in the Netherlands, which exhibits much smaller wage differentials between full-time and part-time employees, leads one to suppose that the existing wage gap in Germany may impede women, especially the more experienced ones, in taking a part-time employment.
Additional information:

Das Dokument wird vom Publikationsserver der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim bereitgestellt.




+ Citation Example and Export

Wolf, Elke (2001) Comparing the part-time wage gap in Germany and the Netherlands. Open Access [Working paper]
[img]
Preview


+ Search Authors in

BASE: Wolf, Elke

Google Scholar: Wolf, Elke

+ Download Statistics

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item