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Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in Georgia

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  • Tamar Khitarishvili

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This paper evaluates gender wage differentials in Georgia between 2000 and 2004. Using ordinary least squares, we find that the gender wage gap in Georgia is substantially higher than in other transition countries. Correcting for sample selection bias using the Heckman approach further increases the gender wage gap. The Blinder Oaxaca decomposition results suggest that most of the wage gap remains unexplained. The explained portion of the gap is almost entirely attributed to industrial variables. We find that the gender wage gap in Georgia diminished between 2000 and 2004.

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  • Tamar Khitarishvili, 2009. "Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in Georgia," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_577, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:wrkpap:wp_577
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    1. Tamar Khitarishvili, 2016. "Two tales of contraction: gender wage gap in Georgia before and after the 2008 crisis," IZA Journal of Labor & Development, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 5(1), pages 1-28, December.
    2. repec:spr:bioerq:v:2:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s41247-017-0029-9 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Tamar Khitarishvili, 2013. "Evaluating the Gender Wage Gap in Georgia, 2004 - 2011," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_768, Levy Economics Institute.
    4. Biswajit Banerjee, 2014. "Occupational segregation and gender differentials in earnings in Macedonia," IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 3(1), pages 1-27, December.

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