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Gender gap in earnings at the industry level

Abstract

"In this article the authors seek an answer to the question: does the percentage of women working in an industry have an effect on earnings distinct from the effect of sex at the individual level? On the basis of the 'comparable worth' approach, the authors hypothesized that, controlling for education, experience and sex, the percentage of women working in an industry would have a negative effect on earnings. This hypothesis was tested by performing multi-level analysis using data from 12 countries. The hypothesis was confirmed: the multi-level analysis showed a significant negative effect of the percentage of women in an industry on individual earnings, when individual characteristics were controlled for. This effect applied equally formen and women working in an industry. Part, though not all, of the effect could be accounted for by the fact that femaledominated industries are less unionized and more characterized by small firms than male-dominated industries." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Autorin / Autor

  • Allen, Jim
  • Sanders, Karin

Bibliografische Daten

Allen, Jim; Sanders, Karin (2002): Gender gap in earnings at the industry level. In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, S. 163-180.
 

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