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Slovak Women Wage Structure: Does Education Matter?


  • Viera Pavličková

    (Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Economics)

  • Ivana Kuzmišinová

    (Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Economics)


The aim of the article is to analyze changes in the returns to education for women between 2005 and 2009 in the Slovak Republic. A Mincer equation is estimated along the entire wage distribution using quantile and OLS regressions. Data used for the analysis are individual data from harmonized EU SILC statistical survey. The results indicate tree points. Firstly, education affects women's earnings positively. The return to an additional year of schooling is close to 5 %. Secondly, returns to education for women did not change significantly from 2005 to 2009. Thirdly, the influence of education on the women´s earnings is more significant than of work experience.

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  • Viera Pavličková & Ivana Kuzmišinová, 2011. "Slovak Women Wage Structure: Does Education Matter?," Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, Institute of Economic Sciences, issue 3-4, pages 45-61.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2011:i:3-4:p:45-61

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    Mincer equation; returns to education; Slovak Republic;

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    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General


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