publication . Research . 2005

Wage Differences Between Men and Women in Austria: Evidence from 1983 and 1997

Böheim, René; Hofer, Helmut; Zulehner, Christine;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
In most OECD countries the wage gap between men and women has declined during the past two decades. Developments of the last 20 years, e.g. increased labour market attachment of women, changes in the bargaining structure, and the introduction of equal pay laws, may have reduced the gender wage gap. We investigate the extent, persistence, and socio-economic determinants of the gender wage gap in Austria, for the years 1983 and 1997. Using wage decomposition techniques, we find that the average gender wage gap was almost as high in 1997 as it was in 1983. Not accounting for differences, the gender wage gap dropped from 25.5 to 23.3 per cent. Taking observable diff...
free text keywords: J71, J31, wage differentials, wage inequality, decomposition, ddc:330
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