The Gender Wage Gap and Discrimination, East Germany 1990-1997
AbstractEast Germany underwent rapid transition from a socialist to a market economy since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We are interested in whether women are better off or worse off relative to men as a result of this transition. We use the German Socio-Economic Panel Data 1990-1997 to study wage determination and implement a decomposition analysis which accounts for selection bias issues. Our analysis shows that even though the gender wage gap is shrinking, discrimination is not.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 200015.
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employment; gender; hours; transition in labor markets; wages;
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- Ira N. Gang & Myeong-Su Yun, 2001. "The Gender Wage Gap and Discrimination, East Germany 1990-1997," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 70(1), pages 123-127.
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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