Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58800
Authors: 
Chzhen, Yekaterina
Mumford, Karen A.
Nicodemo, Catia
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6558
Abstract: 
We use quantile regression and counterfactual decomposition methods to explore gender gaps across the earning distribution for full-time employees in the Australian private sector. Significant evidence of a self selection effect for women into full-time employment (or of components of self selection related to observable or unobservable characteristics) is, interestingly, not found to be relevant in the Australian context. Substantial gender earnings gaps (and glass ceilings) are established, with these earnings gaps found to be predominantly related to women receiving lower returns to their observable characteristics than men.
Subjects: 
gender
earnings
selection
quantile distribution
JEL: 
J3
J7
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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