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dc.contributor.authorHeinze, Anjaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Elkeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:50:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:50:01Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24212-
dc.description.abstractMost existing analyses on the gender wage gap (GWG) have neglected the establishment as a place where inequality between male and female employees arises and is maintained. The use of linked employee-employer data permits us to move beyond the individual and consider the importance of the workplace to explain gender pay differentials. That is, we first provide a comprehensive study on the effects of various firm characteristics and the institutional framework on the GWG in Germany. The innovation of our research is that we do not just compare average male and female wages (of specific groups of employees), but look at within-firm gender wage differentials. Our results indicate that the mean GWG within firms is smaller than the average overall GWG. Furthermore, we can show that firms with formalized co-determination (works council) and those covered by collective wage agreements are more likely to have smaller GWG. It is also interesting to note that the wage differential between men and women decreases with firm size and increases with the wage level.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 06-20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordunionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordworks councilsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwithin-firms wage differentialsen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenarbeitslohnen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsplatzen_US
dc.subject.stwMitbestimmungen_US
dc.subject.stwTarifpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleGender Earnings Gap in German Firms: The Impact of Firm Characteristics and Institutionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn511411537en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:4599-
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