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What Lies Behind The Gender Wage Gap In Serbia?

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  • Aleksandra Anić
  • Gorana Krstić

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Large gender inequalities have persisted in the Serbian labour mar-ket. One of the key indicators of labour market inequality is the gender pay gap. This paper examines the gender pay gap in Serbia based on data from the Survey of In-come and Living Conditions. Our findings show that on average women earn far less than men, a gap that has increased slightly over time. The paper offers an in-depth analysis of this gender pay gap in Serbia by decomposing the gender pay gap into an ex-plained part related to difference in charac-teristics and an unexplained part related to differences in returns attributable to these characteristics. In addition, it provides an estimate of selection effects on the gender pay gap using an innovative methodology that corrects for sample selection bias.

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  • Aleksandra Anić & Gorana Krstić, 2019. "What Lies Behind The Gender Wage Gap In Serbia?," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 64(223), pages 137-170, October –.
  • Handle: RePEc:beo:journl:v:64:y:2019:i:223:p:137-170
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    Keywords

    gender pay gap; discrimi-nation; selection into employment; Serbia;
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    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General

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