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dc.contributor.authorKohn, Karstenen_US
dc.contributor.authorAntonczyk, Dirken_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:33:43Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:33:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201105306323en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51717-
dc.description.abstractUsing a large administrative data set, this paper studies the evolution of the East German wage structure throughout the transition period 1992-2001. Wage dispersion has generally been rising. The increase occurred predominantly in the lower part of the wage distribution for women and in the upper part for men. Sectoral transition affected women to a much larger extent than men. A sequential decomposition analysis using quantile regressions reveals that changes in industry-specific remuneration schemes contributed strongly to the rise in wage inequality in the lower part of the distribution for female workers. On the other hand, inter-industry trends away from the manufacturing sector towards service sectors contribute to the smaller increase of inequality in the upper part of the distribution, while causing wage dispersion in the lower part of the distribution to decline. Changes in the industry composition alone would have led to a polarization of wages for female workers. For men, changes in individual characteristics and a general time trend contribute the largest part to the increasing wage dispersion. These gender differences result from employment segregation across industries right after German reunification, and a particularly strong concentration of females in the public sector.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5708en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelC21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwage distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolarizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEast Germanyen_US
dc.titleThe aftermath of reunification: Sectoral transition, gender, and rising wage inequality in East Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669249718en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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