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The Gender Wage Gap and Discrimination, East Germany 1990-1997

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  • Ira N. Gang

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    (Rutgers University)

  • Myeong-Su Yun

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    (University of Western Ontario)

East Germany underwent rapid transition from a socialist to a market economy since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We are interested in whether women are better off or worse off relative to men as a result of this transition. We use the German Socio-Economic Panel Data 1990-1997 to study wage determination and implement a decomposition analysis which accounts for selection bias issues. Our analysis shows that even though the gender wage gap is shrinking, discrimination is not.

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Paper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 200015.

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Date of creation: 03 Aug 2000
Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:200015
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  1. Thomas Lange, 1998. "The Economics of German Unification," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 794.
  2. Zabel, Jeffrey E, 1993. "The Relationship between Hours of Work and Labor Force Participation in Four Models of Labor Supply Behavior," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(2), pages 387-416, April.
  3. Myeong-Su Yun, 2000. "Selection Bias and the Decomposition of Wage Differentials," Departmental Working Papers 199911, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
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