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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 gapbetween men and women who work full time in the Netherlands. Because the fraction ofwomen 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 maketwo methodological contributions. First, we prove that the Machado-Mata quantile regressiondecomposition procedure yields consistent and asymptotically normal estimates of thequantiles of the counterfactual distribution that it is designed to simulate. Second, we showhow 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 abouttwo thirds of this selection is due to observables such as education and experience with theremainder due to unobservables. Our decompositions show that the majority of the genderlog wage gap is due to differences between men and women in returns to labor marketcharacteristics rather than to differences in the characteristics. This is true across the wagedistribution, particularly in the top half of the distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1400en_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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