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Industry wage differential, rent sharing and gender in Belgium

Ilan Tojerow ()

No 08-20.RS, DULBEA Working Papers from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to present new empirical elements to the debate on sources of wage differentials. We investigate issues specifically related to the role of employer’s characteristics in the wage setting process. Findings show that combined industry effects explain almost no share of the gender wage gap in Belgium. Our results also suggest that a substantial part of the gender wage gap is due to women’s segregation in less profitable firms. Finally, our results show that rent-sharing account for a large fraction of industry wage differentials. To gain an accurate perspective, theories on wages are described extensively

Keywords: industry wage differentials; rent sharing; gender wage gap. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec and nep-lab
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