publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The gender wage gap and the moderating effect of education in public and private sector employment

Stritch, Justin M.; Villadsen, Anders Ryom;
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  • Published: 06 Aug 2018 Journal: Public Administration, volume 96, pages 690-706 (issn: 0033-3298, eissn: 1467-9299, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
<p>In many countries, the rules and statutes governing public employment promote both transparency and accountability in employee hiring, promotion, and wage setting. These aspects of public employment might mitigate the pay inequalities women face in the public workplace relative to the private sector. At the same time, these formal aspects of public sector employment and payment systems might also limit the ability of women in the public sector to leverage human capital increases as a means of reducing pay inequalities. Utilizing 25 years of employee-level data from Denmark, we find that women professionals in the Danish public sector face a smaller wage penal...
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free text keywords: DIFFERENTIALS, EARNINGS GAP, IMPACT, LABOR, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE, WOMEN, Sociology and Political Science, Public Administration, Inequality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Private sector, Occupational segregation, Differential (mechanical device), Pay Equity, Wage, Demographic economics, Economics
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The gender wage gap and the moderating effect of education in public and private sector employment

Stritch, Justin M.; Villadsen, Anders Ryom;