Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/55050
Authors: 
Mussida, Chiara
Picchio, Matteo
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5932
Abstract: 
We analyse gender wage inequalities in Italy in the mid-1990s and in the mid-2000s. In this period important labour market developments occurred: institutional changes have loosened the use of flexible and atypical contracts; the female employment rates and educational levels have substantially increased. We identify the time trends of different components of the gender wage gap by estimating wage distributions in the presence of covariates and sample selection and by counterfactual microsimulations. We find that women swam against the tide: whilst the trend in female qualifications slightly reduced the gender wage gap, the gender relative trends in the wage structure significantly increased it.
Subjects: 
gender wage gap
counterfactual distributions
decompositions
hazard function
labour market reforms
JEL: 
C21
C41
J16
J31
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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