publication . Research . 2007

The gender pay gap in Europe: an international comparison with matched employer-employee data

Simón Pérez, Hipólito J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2007
  • Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
This study examines the origin of the gender wage gap and of its cross-country heterogeneity using unique harmonized international matched employer-employee microdata for nine representative European countries. Evidence obtained uncovers that female segregation into low-paying workplaces is by and large an outstanding origin of both the gender pay gap in every European economy and of international differences in its magnitude. Empirical results also suggest that, in contrast with the findings of previous comparative studies, international disparities in global structures, and particularly in wage dispersion, are not major determinants of inter-country difference...
Subjects
free text keywords: Wage inequality, Gender wage gap, Matched employer-employee data, Economía Aplicada
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