Towards a broader explanation of male-female wage differences

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Title: Towards a broader explanation of male-female wage differences
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: May-1999
Abstract: Most analyses of wage discrimination have followed the traditional Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition of wage differences into endowment and discrimination components. This approach has neglected the possibility of wage discrimination at point of entry to the labour market and also the issue of selectivity bias. Using some recently developed techniques of Neumann and Oaxaca this paper decomposes male-female wage differences taking account of discrimination in terms of access to the labour market and also selectivity bias. It finds considerable evidence of discrimination at point of entry but that discrimination owing to selectivity bias is minimal.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 1999
Keywords: DiscriminationSelectivity
Subject LCSH: Wages--Sex differences
Sex discrimination in employment
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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