Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28203
Authors: 
Braakmann, Nils
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 85
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the gender wage gap among German university graduates in their first job and five to six years into their careers. We find that women earn about 30% less than men at their first job and about 35% less after five to six years. Results from standard decomposition techniques show that 80% of the earnings gap in the first job can be attributed to differences in endowment of which between 74 and 78% are related to different fields of studies.
Subjects: 
Gender wage gap
decomposition
field of study
JEL: 
J24
J31
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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