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The distribution of the gender wage gap in Austria : evidence from matched employer-employee data and tax records

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  • Böheim, René
  • Himpele, Klemens

    (Statistik Austria)

  • Mahringer, Helmut

    (Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO))

  • Zulehner, Christine

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"We examine the gender wage gap in Austria using new matched employer-employee data from 2007. We estimate quantile regressions and investigate the gender wage gap at the conditional wage distribution of men and women. We decompose the gender wage gap into the parts which are due to different characteristics and different returns to these characteristics. About 60 % of the gender wage gap cannot be explained by differences in human capital or other observable indicators of productivity. Taking differences in the characteristics into account, we find that women earn on average about 11 % less than men. We further estimate that differences in the returns for women and men increase over the wage distribution." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Böheim, René & Himpele, Klemens & Mahringer, Helmut & Zulehner, Christine, 2013. "The distribution of the gender wage gap in Austria : evidence from matched employer-employee data and tax records," Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 46(1), pages 19-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabjlr:v:46:i:1:p:019-034
    DOI: 10.1007/s12651-012-0113-y
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    Keywords

    Österreich ; erwerbstätige Frauen ; erwerbstätige Männer ; geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren ; Lohndiskriminierung ; Lohnhöhe ; Lohnstruktur ; Lohnunterschied ; 2007-2007;
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    • 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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