Equal Pay for Equal Work? Evidence from Sweden and a Comparison with Norway and the U.S
AbstractUsing a new data set covering most privately employed workers in Sweden, we compare gender wage differences to those previously reported for Norway and the U.S. The central finding is that the wage gap is small when comparing men and women working in the same type of occupation for the same employer. Segregation of men and women by occupation accounts for more of the gap in Sweden than in the other two countries. In all three countries, we find that segregation by occupation explains more than segregation by establishment, and that institutional changes over the past two decades aimed at improving the status of women had little effect on the gender wage gap. Copyright 2001 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
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