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dc.contributor.authorAlbrecht, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Vuuren, Aicoen_US
dc.contributor.authorVroman, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:16:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:16:03Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20698-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we use quantile regression decomposition methods to analyze the gender gap between men and women who work full time in the Netherlands. Because the fraction of women working full time in the Netherlands is quite low, sample selection is a serious issue. In addition to shedding light on the sources of the gender gap in the Netherlands, we make two methodological contributions. First, we prove that the Machado-Mata quantile regression decomposition procedure yields consistent and asymptotically normal estimates of the quantiles of the counterfactual distribution that it is designed to simulate. Second, we show how the technique can be extended to account for selection. We find that there is a positive selection of women into full-time work in the Netherlands; i.e., women who get the greatest return to working full time do work full time. We find that about two thirds of this selection is due to observables such as education and experience with the remainder due to unobservables. Our decompositions show that the majority of the gender log wage gap is due to differences between men and women in returns to labor market characteristics rather than to differences in the characteristics. This is true across the wage distribution, particularly in the top half of the distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1400en_US
dc.subject.jelC24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordselectionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleDecomposing the Gender Wage Gap in the Netherlands with Sample Selection Adjustmentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn476328632en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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