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The Glass Ceiling in Europe: Why Are Women Doing Badly in the Labour Market?

Booth, Alison L


Average gender pay gaps have absorbed the interest of economists for many years. More recently studies have begun to explore the degree to which observed gender wage gaps might differ across the wages distribution. The stylised facts from these studies, summarised in the first part of the paper, are that the gender pay gap in Europe is typically increasing across the wages distribution. This finding - more pronounced in the private than the public sector - has been interpreted as a glass...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Date published: 2006-12
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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