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

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  • Ira N. Gang

    () (Rutgers University)

  • Myeong-Su Yun

    () (University of Western Ontario)

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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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  • Ira N. Gang & Myeong-Su Yun, 2000. "The Gender Wage Gap and Discrimination, East Germany 1990-1997," Departmental Working Papers 200015, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:200015
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    1. Myeong-Su Yun, 2000. "Selection Bias and the Decomposition of Wage Differentials," Departmental Working Papers 199911, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
    2. Thomas Lange & Geoffrey Pugh, 1998. "The Economics of German Unification," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 794, April.
    3. 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.
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    Keywords

    employment; gender; hours; transition in labor markets; wages;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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