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Gender Differences in Rent Sharing and its Implications for the Gender Wage Gap

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  • Nekby, Lena

    (Stockholm University and Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

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Based on a large matched employer-employee data set for Sweden, this study analyses gender differences in rent sharing. Results indicate a general pattern of significantly smaller remuneration from firm profits for women. Gender differences in rent sharing, however, explain less than two percent of gender wage differentials. This is not unexpected, as gender differences are found not in the mean profit levels of employing firms, but in remuneration from firm profit.

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  • Nekby, Lena, 2002. "Gender Differences in Rent Sharing and its Implications for the Gender Wage Gap," Working Paper Series 182, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
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    2. Navon, Guy & Tojerow, Ilan, 2006. "The Effects of Rent-Sharing on the Gender Wage Gap in the Israeli Manufacturing Sector," IZA Discussion Papers 2361, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    10. Rebekka Christopoulou & Theodora Kosma, 2009. "Skills and Wage Inequality in Greece: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data, 1995-2002," GreeSE – Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe 26, Hellenic Observatory, LSE.

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    Keywords

    Wages; Profits; Rent sharing; Gender;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General

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