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dc.contributor.authorAmuedo-Dorantes, Catalinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKimmel, Jeanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:33:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:33:10Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080828372en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35064-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we assess the role of employment-based health insurance offers in explaining the motherhood wage gap. Researchers have been aware of the existence of a motherhood gap for many years; yet, the literature has failed to address the role of non-wage compensation in explaining the motherhood wage gap despite the increasing importance of non-wage benefits in total compensation packages. As hedonic wage theory suggests, mothers might view health benefits as desirable and trade-off wages for health insurance. Thus, lower wages for mothers might reflect their relative preferences for jobs offering health insurance. We estimate an endogenous switching wage equation model to account for the self-selection and, thus, endogeneity of having an employment-based health insurance offer. We find that, once the endogeneity of having an employment-based health insurance offer is accounted for, the motherhood wage gap disappears.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3662en_US
dc.subject.jelJ01en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMotherhood wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-wage compensationen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth insuranceen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenarbeitslohnen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Gesundheitspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Sozialleistungenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleNew evidence on the motherhood wage gapen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577675249en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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