EconStor >
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn >
IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35465
  
Title:Monopsonistic discrimination, worker turnover, and the gender wage gap PDF Logo
Authors:Barth, Erling
Dale-Olsen, Harald
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3930
Abstract:Motivated by models of worker flows, we argue in this paper that monopsonistic discrimination may be a substantial factor behind the overall gender wage gap. On matched employer-employee data from Norway, we estimate establishment-specific wage premiums separately for men and women, conditioning on fixed individual effects. Regressions of worker turnover on the wage premium identify less wage elastic labour supply facing each establishment of women than that of men. Workforce gender composition is strongly related to employers' wage policies. The results suggest that 70-90 percent of the gender wage gap for low-educated workers may be attributed to differences in labour market frictions between men and women, while the similar figures for high-educated workers ranges from 20 to 70 percent.
Subjects:Gender wage gap
monopsony
JEL:J16
J31
J42
J63
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009012372
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
58980801X.pdf461.39 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35465

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.