Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129319
Authors: 
Sohn, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 802
Abstract: 
In this paper, we propose a new comprehensive framework for analysing wage discrimination. This framework assesses wage discrimination on the grounds of conditional wage distributions (rather than just conditional means), regards the whole population (rather than just those in work) and employs a more general definition of work based on Margaret Reid's "third party criterion" (rather than a definition based on payment). Examining wage discrimination with respect to gender in Germany, we find that gender wage discrimination is exacerbated if considered in such a framework, as women are faced not only with a lower expected pay, but also with a more unequal distribution, lower chances of employment and a higher workload of unpaid activities.
Subjects: 
Wage Distribution
Discrimination
Gender Inequality
Structured Additive Distributional Regression
Polarisation
JEL: 
C13
C21
D31
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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