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Poverty and Gender Wage Discrimination in Spain

  • Coral del Río

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    (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Carlos Gradín

    ()

    (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Olga Cantó

    ()

    (Universidad de Vigo)

Using data from the European Community Household Panel Survey (ECHP), the authors analyze the effects of gender wage gap on household income distribution in Spain. The empirical approach consists of three steps. First, the individual wage gap is estimated for each female worker. Second, a counterfactual household income distribution is generated by adding to household income the hypothetical non-discriminatory wage of working females. Finally, poverty and inequality levels of observed and counterfactual income distributions are compared.

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Volume (Year): 184 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 67-98

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  1. Sara Rica & Juan Dolado & Vanesa Llorens, 2008. "Ceilings or floors? Gender wage gaps by education in Spain," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 21(3), pages 751-776, July.
  2. Antecol, Heather, 2000. "An examination of cross-country differences in the gender gap in labor force participation rates," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 409-426, July.
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