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Title:Assessing the impact of wage bargaining and worker preferences on the gender pay gap in Ireland using the national employment survey 2003 PDF Logo
Authors:McGuinness, Seamus
Kelly, Elish
O'Connell, Philip
Callan, Tim
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:ESRI working paper 317
Abstract:This paper assesses the magnitude and nature of the gender pay gap in Ireland using the National Employment Survey 2003, an employeremployee matched dataset. The results suggest that while a wage bargaining system centred around social partnership was of benefit to females irrespective of their employment status, the minimum wage mechanism appears to improve the relative position of part-time females only. Trade union membership was associated with a widening gender pay gap in the full-time labour market and a narrowing differential among part-time workers. In relation to the motivations for working part-time, which help us to account for selection into part-time employment, our results indicate that when these factors are incorporated into the part-time decomposition, the previously observed wage gap is eliminated.
Subjects:gender wage gap
wage bargaining regime
full-time/part-time labour markets
linked employer-employee data
Ireland
JEL:J31
J51
J52
J71
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ESRI Working Papers, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

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