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The Gender Wage Gap by Education in Italy

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  • Mussida, C.
  • Picchio, M.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Abstract: This paper studies the gender wage gap by educational attainment in Italy using the 1994–2001 ECHP data. We estimate wage distributions in the presence of covariates and sample selection separately for highly and low educated men and women. Then, we decompose the gender wage gap across all the wage distribution and isolate the part due to gender differences in the remunerations of the similar characteristics. We find that women are penalized especially if low educated. When we control for sample selection induced by unobservables, the penalties for low educated women become even larger, above all at the bottom of the wage distribution.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2012-021.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2012021

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Keywords: gender wage gap; education; counterfactual distributions; decompositions; hazard function;

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  1. Di Tommaso, Maria Laura & Piazzalunga, Daniela, 2013. "It is not a bed of roses. Gender and ethnic pay gaps in Italy," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 201345, University of Turin.

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