Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73644
Authors: 
Boeheim, Rene
Himpele, Klemens
Mahringer, Helmut
Zulehner, Christine
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz 1107
Abstract: 
We examine the gender wage gap in Austria using new matched employer-employee data from 2007. We investigate the gap at the conditional wage distribution of men and women, and decompose it into the parts which are attributed to different characteristics and different returns to these characteristics. We find that women earn on average about 14% less than men for given characteristics, and that about 50% of the gender wage gap cannot be attributed to observable characteristics. The extent of different returns for women and men increase over the wage distribution where wage bargaining is predominantly on an individual basis (in contrast to low wage jobs, where collective bargaining contracts are binding).
Subjects: 
gender wage differentials
quantile regressions
decomposition
matched employer-employee data
JEL: 
J13
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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