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The Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in the Italian Public Sector: a Quantile Approach for Panel Data

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  • Carolina Castagnetti

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This paper analyzes the gender wage gap in the Italian public sector for the years 2005 - 2010. We find a consistent level of gender wage gaps and an increasing path along the wage distribution. We use quantile regression methods to estimate and decompose the wage gap. The decomposition analysis supports the idea of a glass ceiling mechanism in action. However, the results change dramatically when we take into account the unobserved individual-specific heterogeneity by means of quantile technique for panel data. The evidence of a glass ceilings vanishes and the significant unexplained GWG is almost stable across the distribution.

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  • Carolina Castagnetti, 2015. "The Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in the Italian Public Sector: a Quantile Approach for Panel Data," DEM Working Papers Series 109, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.
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    Keywords

    Gender wage gap; quantile regression for panel; public-private wage differential;

    JEL classification:

    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets

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