Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101853
Authors: 
Hospido, Laura
Moral-Benito, Enrique
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8315
Abstract: 
This paper studies the public sector wage gap in Spain, by gender, skill level and type of contract, using recent administrative data from tax records. We estimate wage distributions in the presence of covariates separately for men and women in the public and in the private sectors, and we take advantage of the longitudinal structure of the data to control for selection. We find a positive public wage premium for men and women even after accounting for characteristics and endogenous selection; the observed average gap in hourly wages of 35 log points is reduced to 20 when accounting for observed characteristics, and to 10 once endogenous selection is also taken into consideration. We also find substantial variation in the public premium along the wage distribution once observed characteristics are accounted for. This variation, however, is offset by opposite patterns of selection into the public sector: while we observe positive selection into the public sector at the bottom of the wage distribution, workers at the top of the distribution select negatively into the public sector.
Subjects: 
public sector wage gap
quantile regression
wage distribution
panel data
JEL: 
C21
C23
J31
J45
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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