The Gender Reservation Wage Gap: Evidence form British Panel Data
AbstractOur findings suggest the existence of a gender reservation wage gap. The presence of children, particularly pre-school age children, plays an important role in determining the proportion of this gap that can be explained by individual characteristics. For individuals without children, the unexplained component of the differential is 99% compared to only 22% for those with pre-school age children, which might indicate that perceived discrimination in the labour market influences the reservation wage setting of females.
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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2011, 113 (1), 88-91
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- Brown, Sarah & Roberts, Jennifer & Taylor, Karl, 2011. "The gender reservation wage gap: Evidence from British Panel data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 88-91, October.
- Sarah Brown & Jennifer Roberts & Karl Taylor, 2010. "The gender reservation wage gap: evidence from British panel data," Working Papers 2010010, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised May 2010.
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
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