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Education, labour market and wage differentials in Greece

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  • Evangelia Papapetrou

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    The paper investigates the relationship between the education level of employees and certain characteristics of the labour market in Greece. The paper studies male-female wage differentials depending on their education level across the wage distribution and applies a variant of the selection-adjusted Oaxaca and Blinder decomposition method to explain the components of the wage differentials. The results suggest that male- female wage differences can be identified in Greece. For high education level employees a higher unexplained portion of the wage differential is observed at the top rather than the bottom of the wage distribution; for low education level employees a higher unexplained portion of the wage differential is revealed at the bottom rather than the top of the distribution.

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    Article provided by Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department in its journal Economic Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): (2007)
    Issue (Month): 28 (February)
    Pages: 51-73

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    Handle: RePEc:bog:econbl:y:2007:i:28:p:51-73

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    Keywords: wage differentials; education; gender discrimination;

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    Cited by:
    1. Costas N. Kanellopoulos, 2012. "Employment and worker flows during the financial crisis," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department, issue 36, pages 31-41, April.
    2. Drydakis, Nick, 2011. "Roma Women in Athenian Firms: Do They Face Wage Bias?," IZA Discussion Papers 5732, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Costas N. Kanellopoulos, 2012. "The Size and structure of uninsured employment," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department, issue 37, pages 23-41, December.
    4. Petros M. Migiakis, 2012. "Reviewing the proposals for common bond issuances by the euro-area sovereign under a long-term perspective," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department, issue 37, pages 43-54, December.
    5. Zacharias Bragoudakis & Dimitrios Sideris, 2012. "Do retail gasoline prices adjust symmetrically to crude oil price changes? the case of the Greek oil market," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department, issue 37, pages 7-21, December.

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