Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79245
Authors: 
Perugini, Cristiano
Selezneva, Ekaterina
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IOS Working Papers 328
Abstract: 
This paper studies gender earnings inequality in ten Central and Eastern EU countries before (2007) and during the ongoing crisis (2009), using quantile regression methods. The analysis reveals remarkable cross-country diversity in levels and patterns of the gender gap along the earning distribution. We address then the role played by country-specific labour market institutions in forming this variety. Labour market deregulation increases gender inequality, particularly reinforcing the glass-ceiling effect. Higher union density and wage coordination reduce the pay gap, with stronger equalizing effects again in the better-paid jobs. Lastly, the crisis seems to further weaken the already poor role of institutions in the low-pay sector.
Subjects: 
earnings gender gap
institutions
quantile regression
JEL: 
J16
J31
P50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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