Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83485
Authors: 
Selezneva, Ekaterina
Van Kerm, Philippe
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 579
Abstract: 
This paper exploits data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to re-examine the gender wage gap in Germany on the basis of inequality-adjusted measures of wage differentials which fully account for gender differences in pay distributions. The inequality-adjusted gender pay gap measures are significantly larger than suggested by standard indicators, especially in East Germany. Women appear penalized twice, with both lower mean wages and greater wage inequality. A hypothetical risky investment question collected in 2004 in the SOEP is used to estimate individual risk aversion parameters and benchmark the ranges of inequality-adjusted wage differentials measures.
Subjects: 
gender gap
wage differentials
wage inequality
expected utility
risk aversion
East and West Germany
SOEP
Singh-Maddala distribution
copula-based selection model
JEL: 
D63
J31
J70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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