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Distributional changes in the gender wage gap

Kassenboehmer, Sonja C.; Sinning, Mathias

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Using Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data, the authors analyze changes in wage differentials between white men and women over time and across the entire wage distribution. The authors decompose distributional changes in the gender wage gap to assess the contribution of observed characteristics measuring individual productivity. They find that the gender wage gap narrowed by 16% at the lowest decile and by less than 5% at the highest decile. The decomposition results indicate that changes...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKassenboehmer, Sonja C.
dc.contributor.authorSinning, Mathias
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:26:35Z
dc.identifier.issn0019-7939
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/53830
dc.description.abstractUsing Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data, the authors analyze changes in wage differentials between white men and women over time and across the entire wage distribution. The authors decompose distributional changes in the gender wage gap to assess the contribution of observed characteristics measuring individual productivity. They find that the gender wage gap narrowed by 16% at the lowest decile and by less than 5% at the highest decile. The decomposition results indicate that changes in the gender wage gap are mainly attributable to changes in educational attainment at the top of the wage distribution, with a sizable part due to work history changes at the bottom. The findings further reveal that the accuracy of the results depends on the direction in which the decompositions are performed.
dc.publisherCornell University Press
dc.sourceIndustrial and Labor Relations Review
dc.subjectKeywords: Decomposition analysis; Gender wage gap; Unconditional quantile regression
dc.titleDistributional changes in the gender wage gap
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume67
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor169901 - Gender Specific Studies
local.identifier.absfor160512 - Social Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB284
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKassenboehmer, Sonja C., Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationSinning, Mathias, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage335
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage361
local.identifier.doi/10.1177/001979391406700203
dc.date.updated2020-11-15T07:22:39Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84898665663
local.identifier.thomsonID000334557700003
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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