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Gender Pay Gap - Application in the Specific Enterprise

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  • Hedija Veronika
  • Musil Petr

    (Department of Economic Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 586 01 Jihlava, Czech Republic)

Abstract

The paper analyzes the size of the gender pay gap (GPG) in the specific enterprise. The goal of the paper is to identify factors which could explain a possible wage difference between men and women, and to find out if there exists a wage discrimination of women or not. In order to estimate the discrimination, part of the GPG was used with the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition. The authors conclude that wage discrimination of women really exists here. Different characteristics of men and women explain only - 16.5% to 6.2% of GPG. The rest of the GPG can be labelled (with a bit of simplification) as the effect of discrimination.

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  • Hedija Veronika & Musil Petr, 2011. "Gender Pay Gap - Application in the Specific Enterprise," Review of Economic Perspectives, De Gruyter Open, vol. 11(4), pages 223-236, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:reoecp:v:11:y:2011:i:4:p:223-236:n:2
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