Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28206
Authors: 
Braakmann, Nils
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 90
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the gender wage gap among skilled German workers after the end of vocational training using data from social security record. Using information on worker and plant characteristics for both the training plant and the current employer, results from standard decomposition techniques show that up to 91% of an initial 14% earnings disadvantage for women in the first job can be attributed to differences in endowments. Of these, occupational segegreation explains up to two thirds of the earnings gap, with plant characteristics accounting for up to 30%.
Subjects: 
Gender wage gap
decomposition
field of training
JEL: 
J24
J31
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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