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Tarifverträge und die Lohnlücke zwischen Männern und Frauen


"The article uses LIAB data for the years 2000 to 2010 to analyse the gender pay gap in Germany among full-time workers. It does so by differentiating between the sections of the economy that are not covered by collective agreements and those covered by sectoral collective agreements. The results show that the gap was roughly of the same size at the beginning of the time period, but drifted apart afterwards. Meanwhile the gap is much smaller in the section of the economy covered by collective agreements. A Juhn-Murphy-Pierce decomposition between both regimes reveals that much of the difference in gender pay gaps is due to unobservable factors. On the one hand, unobserved productivity differences between men and women working under collective contracts might be smaller. On the other hand wage discrimination might be less severe under collectively negotiated contracts. An additional analysis by economic sector shows that the gender pay gap is lower under collective bargaining coverage in most industries.'" (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Grimm, Veronika; Lang, Julia; Stephan, Gesine (2016): Collective wage agreements and the gender pay gap : empirical evidence from decomposition analyses. In: Industrielle Beziehungen, Vol. 23, Iss. 3, pp. 309-333.