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Impact of minimum wage increase on gender wage gap: Case of Poland

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  • Majchrowska, Aleksandra
  • Strawiński, Paweł

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This paper aims at assessing the effect of significant increase in the minimum wage observed in Poland in 2008–2009 on gender wage gap. To check the potentially differentiated effects throughout wage distribution authors analyse the impact of minimum wage increase separately for different age and educational groups. Innovative methodological approach which combines the non-parametric approach of DiNardo et al. (1996) with Oaxaca (1973) – Blinder (1973) decomposition is proposed.

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  • Majchrowska, Aleksandra & Strawiński, Paweł, 2018. "Impact of minimum wage increase on gender wage gap: Case of Poland," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 70(C), pages 174-185.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:70:y:2018:i:c:p:174-185
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2017.10.021
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    Minimum wage; Gender wage gap; Poland;
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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • 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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