Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46186
Authors: 
Brown, Sarah
Roberts, Jennifer
Taylor, Karl
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5457
Abstract: 
Our findings suggest the existence of a gender reservation wage gap. The presence of children, particularly pre-school age children, plays an important role in determining the proportion of this gap that can be explained by individual characteristics. For individuals without children, the unexplained component of the differential is 99% compared to only 22% for those with pre-school age children, which might indicate that perceived discrimination in the labour market influences the reservation wage setting of females.
Subjects: 
reservation wages
wage decomposition
JEL: 
J13
J24
J64
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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