The Gender Wage Gap and Discrimination, East Germany 1990-1997
East Germany has undergone 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 we implement a decomposition analysis that accounts for selection bias issues. Our analysis shows that even though the gender wage gap is shrinking, gender discrimination is not.
Volume (Year): 70 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- Myeong-Su Yun, 2000. "Selection Bias and the Decomposition of Wage Differentials," Departmental Working Papers 199911, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
- Thomas Lange, 1998. "The Economics of German Unification," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 794.
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