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Title:The gender pay gap for private sector employees in Canada and Britain PDF Logo
Authors:Drolet, Marie
Mumford, Karen
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3957
Abstract:Country-specific factors, such as the wage setting environment, are important determinants in explaining the relative size of the gender wage gap. This paper uses British and Canadian linked employer-employee data to investigate the importance of the workplace for the gender wage gap. Our main findings are that the unadjusted gender earnings gaps are similar between the two countries and that women, especially older women, are disproportionately represented in low-wage workplaces. Workplace effects, however, reduce the wage gap by 14.5% in Canada and increase the gap by 3.2% in Britain.
Subjects:Gender earnings gap
workplaces
Britain
Canada
JEL:J16
J0
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209279
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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