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dc.contributor.authorHeinze, Anjaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T13:29:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T13:29:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36385-
dc.description.abstractUsing linked employer-employee data, this study measures and decomposes the differences in the earnings distribution between male and female employees in Germany. I extend the traditional decomposition to disentangle the effect of human capital characteristics and the effect of firm characteristics in explaining the gender wage gap. Furthermore, I implement the decomposition across the whole wage distribution with the method proposed by Machado and Mata (2005). Thereby, I take into account the dependence between the human capital endowment of individuals and workplace characteristics. The selection of women into less successful and productive firms explains a sizeable part of the gap. This selection is more pronounced in the lower part of the wage distribution than in the upper tail. In addition, women also benefit from the success of firms by rent-sharing to a lesser extent than their male colleagues. This is the source of the largest part of the pay gap. Gender differences in human capital endowment as well as differences in returns to human capital are less responsible for the wage differential.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 10-043en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwDekompositionsverfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsplatzen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleBeyond the mean gender wage gap: Decomposition of differences in wage distributions using quantile regressionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn63043901Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:10043-
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