Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58660
Authors: 
Mussida, Chiara
Picchio, Matteo
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6428
Abstract: 
This paper studies the gender wage gap by educational attainment in Italy using the 1994-2001 ECHP data. We estimate wage distributions in the presence of covariates and sample selection separately for highly and low educated men and women. Then, we decompose the gender wage gap across all the wage distribution and isolate the part due to gender differences in the remunerations of the similar characteristics. We find that women are penalized especially if low educated. When we control for sample selection induced by unobservables, the penalties for low educated women become even larger, above all at the bottom of the wage distribution.
Subjects: 
gender wage gap
education
counterfactual distributions
decompositions
hazard function
JEL: 
C21
C41
J16
J31
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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