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Gender Wage Gap in the Czech Republic: First Descriptive Analysis Based on Survey 2011


  • Balcar Jiří

    () (RPIC-ViP s.r.o., Výstavní 2224/8, 709 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic)

  • Filipová Lenka

    () (Faculty of Economics, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Sokolská třída 33, 701 21 Ostrava, Czech Republic)

  • Machová Zuzana

    () (Faculty of Economics, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Sokolská třída 33, 701 21 Ostrava, Czech Republic)


In this paper, we show the first descriptive evidence of factors explaining gender wage differences from a unique questionnaire survey that was carried out on a representative sample for the Czech Republic. We observe large wage differences related to gender; without any reasons, Czech women earn on average 77.80% of men’s wages. The survey uncovers that there is a number of differences among men and women which may help to explain the wage differences.

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  • Balcar Jiří & Filipová Lenka & Machová Zuzana, 2012. "Gender Wage Gap in the Czech Republic: First Descriptive Analysis Based on Survey 2011," Review of Economic Perspectives, De Gruyter Open, vol. 12(3), pages 151-167, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:reoecp:v:12:y:2012:i:3:p:151-167:n:1

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