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Is there a glass ceiling over Europe? Exploring the gender pay gap across the wages distribution

Arulampalam, Wiji; Booth, Alison L; Bryan, Mark L


Using harmonised data from the European Union Household Panel, we analyse gender pay gaps by sector across the wages distribution for eleven countries. We find that the mean gender pay gap in the raw data typically hides large variations in the gap across the wages distribution. We use quantile regression techniques to control for the effects of individual and job characteristics at different points of the distribution, and calculate the part of the gap attributable to differing returns between...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Industrial and Labor Relations Review


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