Gender Pay Gap Lower in Large Cities than in Rural Areas

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Busch, Anne ; Holst, Elke (2008)
  • Publisher: Berlin: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
  • Journal: volume 4, issue 6, pages 36-41
  • Subject: Wage curve | Gender paygap | J71 | Metropolitan areas | Oaxaca-Blinder-decomposition | J31 | Gender paygap, Metropolitan areas, Wage curve, Oaxaca-Blinder-decomposition | J24
    • jel: jel:J71 | jel:J31 | jel:J24
      ddc: ddc:330

For years, the difference between the gross hourly earnings of women and of men has remained constant for German white-collar employees at about 30 percent. It is obvious that regional factors play an important role in explaining this difference. In rural areas, the gen... View more
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    1 See Blinder, A. S.: “Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates.” In: The Journal of Human Resources, vol. 8, no. 4, 1973, 436-455; and Oaxaca, R. L.: “Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets.” In: International Economic Review, vol. 14, no. 3, 1973, 693-709.

    2 On this subject see Olsen, W., Walby, S.: “Modelling Gender Pay Gaps.” EOC Working Paper Series, www. lancs.ac.uk/fass/sociology/papers/walby-modellinggenderpaygapswp17.pdf; and Achatz, J., Gartner, H., Glück, T.: “Bonus oder Bias? Mechanismen geschlechtsspezifischer Entlohnung.” In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, vol. 57, 2005, 466-493.

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