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Einkommensungleichheit zwischen Frauen und Männern. Eine ökonometrische Analyse der Schweizer Arbeitskräfteerhebung

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  • Andreas Diekmann
  • Henriette Engelhardt

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This article analyzes income differences between women and men in Switzerland. Using data from the Swiss Labour Force Survey of 1991, income functions are estimated on the basis of human capital theory. The sample selection bias is taken into account by the Heckman correction. It is asked for the extent to which the income differences are caused by differences in human capital and segregation of branches. It is also asked for the effects various methods of adjusting the correction variable of the sample selection bias in the decomposition of the income gap affect the estimation of discrimination. Statistical analysis shows that a considerable degree of discrimination remains even if the incomegap is corrected by human capital variables, segregation of branches, and labor force participation. However, the estimation of discrimination depends on the method that is used to decompose the income gap.

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  • Andreas Diekmann & Henriette Engelhardt, 1995. "Einkommensungleichheit zwischen Frauen und Männern. Eine ökonometrische Analyse der Schweizer Arbeitskräfteerhebung," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 131(I), pages 57-83, March.
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    1. Henneberger, Fred & Sousa-Poza, Alfonso & Ziegler, Alexandre, 2007. "Performance Pay, Sorting, and Outsourcing," IZA Discussion Papers 3019, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Golder, Stefan M. & Straubhaar, Thomas, 1999. "Discrimination in the Swiss Labour Market: an Empirical Analysis," CEPR Discussion Papers 2100, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Andreas Diekmann & Henriette Engelhardt, 1995. "Konsequenzen alternativer Modellspezifikation - Eine Antwort auf die Kritik von Bonjour und Gerfin," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 131(IV), pages 711-716, December.
    4. Golder, Stefan M., 2000. "Endowment or Discrimination? An Analysis of Immigrant-Native Earnings Differentials in Switzerland," Kiel Working Papers 967, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    5. Dragana Djurdjevic & Sergiy Radyakin, 2007. "Decomposition of the Gender Wage Gap Using Matching: An Application for Switzerland," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 143(IV), pages 365-396, December.
    6. Axel Franzen, 2001. "Wages and the Use of New Technologies: An Empirical Analysis of the Swiss Labor Market," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 137(IV), pages 505-523, December.

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