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Income Differentials on Regional Labour Markets in Southwest Germany

  • Alice Guyot


    (Center for small- and medium-sized business research, University of Mannheim, Germany)

  • Stefan Berwing


    (Center for small- and medium-sized business research, University of Mannheim, Germany)

  • Maria Lauxen-Ulbrich


    (Center for small- and medium-sized business research, University of Mannheim, Germany)

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    The aim of our paper is to identify explanatory variables for income disparities between women and men across different regional types. Using data from the BA Employment Panel (BEP) descriptive statistics show that the gender pay gap grows wider from core regions to periphery. The main explanatory variables for the income differentials are vocational education in the mens case and size of enterprise in the womens case. Whereas in the case of women the importance of vocational status increases and the importance of size of enterprise decreases from rural areas to urban areas.

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    Volume (Year): 56 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 379-396

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    Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:56:y:2009:i:3:p:379-396
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