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Title:The gender pay gap in the Australian private sector: Is selection relevant across the wage distribution? PDF Logo
Authors:Chzhen, Yekaterina
Mumford, Karen A.
Nicodemo, Catia
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6558
Abstract:We use quantile regression and counterfactual decomposition methods to explore gender gaps across the earning distribution for full-time employees in the Australian private sector. Significant evidence of a self selection effect for women into full-time employment (or of components of self selection related to observable or unobservable characteristics) is, interestingly, not found to be relevant in the Australian context. Substantial gender earnings gaps (and glass ceilings) are established, with these earnings gaps found to be predominantly related to women receiving lower returns to their observable characteristics than men.
Subjects:gender
earnings
selection
quantile distribution
JEL:J3
J7
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201301212376
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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