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Salary and reservation wage gender gaps in Polish academia

  • Mariusz Kaszubowski

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    (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

  • Joanna Wolszczak-Derlacz

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    (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

By using unique web-survey data, this paper assesses the gender wage gap in Polish academia. We conduct a detailed study of the gender gap considering monthly salaries and reservation wages. The study involves regression analysis, Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition of mean wage differentials and decomposition of differences in distributions using quintile regression. The results from the Oaxaca-Blinder wage decomposition imply that differences in total salary are mostly due to academic rank. For reservation wages there is evidence of a mean residual gap of 10%. In addition, both differences in raw salary and the reservation wage between females and males are more pronounced at the top of the distribution.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology in its series GUT FME Working Paper Series A with number 19.

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