Do women gain or lose from becoming mothers? A comparative wage analysis in 20 European countries
Síle O'Dorchai ()
No 09-11.RS, DULBEA Working Papers from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
This paper analyses disparity in women’s pay across 20 European countries using EU-SILC 2006. First, a selectivity-adjusted gender pay gap is computed and examined in each of the countries. Next, the impact of parenthood is analysed. We show that women suffer a wage disadvantage compared with men all over Europe. Motherhood usually reinforces the gender gap but discrimination is more sex- than maternity-related so that it concerns all women as (potential) mothers. Fatherhood has a positive impact on men’s wages. Finally, in most countries, the wage gap between mothers and fathers is even deeper than that between women and men.
Keywords: wage gap estimation/decomposition; gender; parenthood. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 J24 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 p.
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec and nep-lab
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://dipot.ulb.ac.be/dspace/bitstream/2013/5381 ... _wpaper_09-11.rs.pdf RePEc_dul_wpaper_09-11.rs (application/pdf)
Working Paper: Do women gain or lose from becoming mothers? A comparative wage analysis in 20 European countries (2008)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:dul:wpaper:09-11.rs
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://hdl.handle.ne ... ulb.ac.be:2013/53813
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in DULBEA Working Papers from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Benoit Pauwels ().