Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114136
Authors: 
Ramos, Raul
Sanromá, Esteban
Simón, Hipólito
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9257
Abstract: 
This research examines wage differences between part-time and full-time workers using microdata from the Spanish Structure of Earnings Survey. The main contribution of the paper is related to the analysis of differences along the wage distribution using econometric decomposition methods and introducing a regional perspective. The evidence shows that part-time workers in Spain experience a significant wage disadvantage. This disadvantage is worse in the case of female workers and it is not homogenous along the wage distribution, being comparatively more relevant for the most qualified women and becoming positive for the most qualified men. However, the disadvantage is practically explained by the endowments of characteristics, with a leading role of segregation of part-time workers in low-wage firms. From a regional perspective, although in the majority of the regions wage differences tend to be explained by endowments of characteristics, there are several regions where the unexplained part of the differential is significant, particularly in the case of male workers. These regional differences seem to be related to differences in the market power of firms at the regional level.
Subjects: 
part-time work
wage gap
regional differences
JEL: 
J31
J22
J41
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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