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

  • Nekby, Lena

    (Stockholm University and Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

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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Paper provided by Trade Union Institute for Economic Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 182.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 16 Dec 2002
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Publication status: Published in Economics Letters, 2003, pages 403-410.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:fiefwp:0182
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