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Nýir kjarasamningar og launamunur kynjanna
[New collective bargaining contracts and gender wage differentials]

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  • Olafsdottir, Katrin

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The paper measures the gender wage differentials among members of the Icelandic public sector union federation Association of Academics (BHM). The collective bargaining agremeents of the member unions have changed dramatically during the last 15 years while the agreements have also been decentralized. The paper shows that although the gender wage differential has fallen from 1994 to 2007 it is still significant. The base wage gender wage differential is smaller than the gender wage differential when it comes to total earnings.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18289.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18289

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Keywords: gender wage differential; public sector;

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  1. Oaxaca, Ronald, 1973. "Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 14(3), pages 693-709, October.
  2. Alan S. Blinder, 1973. "Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 8(4), pages 436-455.
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