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The gender earnings gap: effects of institutions and firms - a comparative study of French and Australian private firms

Meng, Xin; Meurs, Dominique


This paper uses two employer-employee linked data sets to investigate the interactive role of labour market institutions and firm wage policies on the gender earnings gap. Extending the Juhn et al. (1991) decomposition methodology, a new decomposition methodology is proposed to investigate the role of firm wage policies on the gender earnings gap. Two countries with different wage bargaining systems, Australia and France, are used to conduct a comparative study. It is found that firm wage...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Economic Papers


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