Is There a Gap in the Gap? Regional Differences in the Gender Pay Gap

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Boris Hirsch ; Marion König ; Joachim Möller (2009)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: Ländlicher Raum | Deutschland | J71 | J42 | J16 | matching | monopsonistic discrimination | Regionale Lohnstruktur | Gender pay gap | Stadt | urban-rural differences | Lohndifferenzierung | Gender pay gap, urban-rural differences, matching, monopsonistic discrimination
    • jel: jel:J71 | jel:J42 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330

In this paper, we investigate regional differences in the gender pay gap both theoretically and empirically. Within a spatial oligopsony model, we show that more densely populated labour markets are more competitive and constrain employers' ability to discriminate again... View more
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