Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170734
Authors: 
Wrohlich, Katharina
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 43 [Pages:] 429-435
Abstract: 
The German labor market is characterized by marked occupational segregation between women and men. The median earnings in female dominated occupations are lower than those in male dominated professions. This is one of the reasons for the gender pay gap. However, there are also large differences in earnings between men and women within occupations. These profession-specific gender pay gaps are smaller in professions with a high proportion of employees in the public sector. This finding indicates that more transparency with respect to earnings could reduce the gender pay gap in the private economy.
Subjects: 
gender pay gap
occupational segregation
JEL: 
J31
J16
Document Type: 
Article

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