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Pay inequality in 25 European countries

Síle O'Dorchai ()

No 6, DULBEA Working Papers from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: This paper analyses disparity in women’s pay across 25 European countries using EU-SILC 2005. First, the gender pay gap is examined. Next, the impact of parenthood is analysed. We show that women suffer a wage disadvantage compared with men all over Europe, except for Poland. Motherhood usually reinforces the gender gap but most discrimination is sex-related so that it concerns all women as potential mothers. There is no uniform relationship between the parenthood and the gender wage gap.

Keywords: wage gap estimation/decomposition; gender; parenthood; working time. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 J24 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec and nep-lab
Date: 2008
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