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Exploring the gender wage gap in the managerial labour market:a counterfactual decomposition analysis

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  • Sergio Scicchitano

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This article exploits a Counterfactual Decomposition Analysis (CDA) using quantile regression (QR) to investigate the gender wage gap among Spanish managers. From the QR significant gender differences in the determinants of wage emerge. The CDA displays a significant gender gap over all the wage distribution. Such a gap exhibits a clear U-shaped pattern, thus pointing out both significant sticky floor and glass ceiling effects. Furthermore, we show that such pattern is mainly determined by the coefficient effect, whose relative incidence is almost continuously increasing along the wage distribution, thus indicating the glass ceiling as the most relevant question.

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  • Sergio Scicchitano, 2015. "Exploring the gender wage gap in the managerial labour market:a counterfactual decomposition analysis," Working Papers 2, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of the Economy and of Finance.
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    Keywords

    Gender wage gap; non-parametric analysis; blinder/oaxaca; quantile regression; counterfactual distribution; managerial position;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination

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