Gender wage discrimination:Does the extent of competition in labor markets explain why female workers are paid less than men?

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Hirsch, Boris;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Journal: issn: 2054-9571
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.15185/izawol.310
  • Subject: imperfect labor market competition | J71 | wage discrimination | J42 | J31 | J16 | monopsonistic discrimination | Economics | monopsony power | /dk/atira/pure/core/keywords/557389186 | gender wage gap
    • ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

There are pronounced and persistent wage differences between men and women in all parts of the world. A significant element of these wage disparities can be attributed to differences in worker and workplace characteristics, which are likely to mirror differences in work... View more