Towards a Broader Explanation of Male-Female Wage Differences
AbstractMost analyses of wage discrimination have followed the traditional Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition of wage differences into endowment and discrimination components. This approach has neglected the possibility of wage discrimination at point of entry to the labour market and also the issue of selectivity bias. Using some recently developed techniques of Neumann and Oaxaca this paper decomposes male-female wage differences taking account of discrimination in terms of access to the labour market and also selectivity bias. It finds considerable evidence of discrimination at point of entry but that discrimination owing to selectivity bias is minimal.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 199911.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 11 May 1999
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- David Madden, 2000. "Towards a broader explanation of male-female wage differences," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(12), pages 765-770.
- Madden, D., 1999. "Towards a Broader Explanation of Male-Female Wage Differences," Papers 99/11, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
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