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Wage Discrimination in the Reemployment Process

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  • Kostas G. Mavromaras
  • Helmut Rudolph

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This paper examines wage discrimination by gender in the reemployment market by looking at the experiences of unemployed individuals and decomposing their wage gap upon reemployment. The Neumark decomposition technique is extended to incorporate selectivity and counter-factual estimates are used to explain the development of the wage gap over time. Whereas total discrimination upon reemployment is declining over time, the part directly attributable to hiring is increasing. Policy-makers should consider that employers, constrained by existing legislation that does not address hiring issues directly, are switching over to discriminatory hiring practices that are becoming relatively easier to adopt, less likely to be detected and harder to prove in a court of law.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 32 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 812-860

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:32:y:1997:i:4:p:812-860

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  1. Todd E. Elder & John H. Goddeeris & Steven J. Haider, 2009. "Unexplained Gaps and Oaxaca-Blinder Decompositions," CEPR Discussion Papers 600, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
  2. Marcia M. A. Schafgans & Morton Stelcnery, 2006. "Selectivity and the gender wage gap decomposition in the presence of a joint decision process," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6809, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  3. Lia Pacelli & Silvia Pasqua & Claudia Villosio, 2008. "What does the stork bring to women's working career?," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 79, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
  4. Jan Ondrich & Katharina C. Spieß & Qing Yang, 2002. "The Effect of Maternity Leave on Women's Pay in Germany 1984-1994," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 289, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  5. Lia Pacelli & Silvia Pasqua & Claudia Villosio, 2013. "Labor Market Penalties for Mothers in Italy," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 408-432, December.
  6. Giovanni Russo & Wolter Hassink, 2005. "The Part-Time Wage Penalty: a Career Perspective," Working Papers 05-01, Utrecht School of Economics.
  7. Fenglian Du & Jian-chun Yang & Xiao-yuan Dong, 2007. "Why Do Women Have Longer Unemployment Durations than Men in Post-Restructuring Urban China?," Working Papers PMMA 2007-23, PEP-PMMA.
  8. Russo, Giovanni & Hassink, Wolter, 2005. "The Part-Time Wage Penalty: A Career Perspective," IZA Discussion Papers 1468, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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