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L'évolution de l'écart salarial de genre dans l'Union européenne

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  • Anne Plasman
  • Robert Plasman
  • Michael Rusinek

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The purpose of this study is to estimate the wage gap for the European countries during five consecutive years and to split this gender gap in parts explained and unexplained by differences in personal endowments between men and women. The results indicate that the gender wage gap is the most important in Germany, Austria, and United Kingdom and the smallest in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, and Denmark. The second finding is that the unexplained part seems to be negatively correlated with the level of the gender wage gap. Finally, the gender wage gap seems to diminish in all countries.

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  • Anne Plasman & Robert Plasman & Michael Rusinek, 2002. "L'évolution de l'écart salarial de genre dans l'Union européenne," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 45(2), pages 41-69.
  • Handle: RePEc:bxr:bxrceb:y:2002:v:45:i:2:p:41-69
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    1. Danièle Meulders & Robert Plasman & François Rycx, 2005. "Les inégalités salariales de genre : expliquer l'injustifiable ou justifier l'inexplicable," Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 95-107.

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    JEL classification:

    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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