Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72730
Authors: 
Weichselbaumer, Doris
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Zweimüller, Martina
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Reihe Ökonomie / Economics Series, Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS) 217
Abstract: 
Two very different approaches are used to explore the relation between market orientation and gender wage differentials in international data. More market orientation might be related to gender wage gaps via its effects on competition in product and labor markets and the general absence of regulation in the economy. The first approach employs meta-analysis data and takes advantage of the fact that many studies already exist which use national data sources to the best possible extent. The second approach uses comparable micro data from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), which allows calculating internationally consistent gender wage residuals in the first place. By comparing these two very different methods of data collection we get a robust result relating higher levels of market orientation as proxied by the Economic Freedom Index with lower gender wage gaps.
Subjects: 
gender wage gap
competition
market orientation
JEL: 
J16
J31
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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