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Part-Time Penalty in Sweden: Evidence from Quantile Regression

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  • Wahlberg, Roger

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

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    This study analyzes the part-time penalty in Sweden using quantile regression. We find that the estimated part-time wage differential is negative across the whole wage distribution. OLS overestimates the part-time penalty at the bottom of the distribution, and underestimates it at the top. The estimated part-time wage gap rises across the distribution, and there is a sharp acceleration in the increase starting around the 75th percentile, especially for men. Consequently, we find evidence of a glass ceiling in part-time employment for both men and women in the Swedish labor market.

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    Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 315.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: 15 Sep 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0315

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    Postal: Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Box 640, SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG, Sweden
    Phone: 031-773 10 00
    Web page: http://www.handels.gu.se/econ/
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    Keywords: Part-time penalty; quantile regression; counterfactual distribution; glass ceiling;

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    Cited by:
    1. Elke Wolf, 2014. "The German Part-Time Wage Gap: Bad News for Men," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 663, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    2. Wolf, Elke, 2010. "Lohndifferenziale zwischen Vollzeit- und Teilzeitbeschäftigten in Ost- und Westdeutschland," WSI Discussion Papers 174, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
    3. Wolf, Elke, 2013. "The German part-time wage gap: bad news for men," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79969, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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