Koumenta, Maria Pagliero, Mario Rostam-Afschar, Davud
Year of Publication:
Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences 13-2020
We use a unique survey of the EU labor force to investigate the relationship between occupational licensing and the gender wage gap. We find that the gender wage gap is canceled for licensed self-employed workers. However, this closure of the gender wage gap is not mirrored by significant changes in the gender gap inhours worked. Our results are robust using decomposition methods, quantile regressions, different datasets, and selection correction.
Licensing Gender gap Wages Female Labour Supply Quantile regression Selection