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Does Part-Time Employment Widen the Gender Wage Gap? Evidence from Twelve European Countries

Eleonora Matteazzi, Ariane Pailhé () and Anne Solaz ()

No 293, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: One of five workers work part-time in Europe, mainly women. This article examines the extent to which the overrepresentation of women in part-time employment explains the gender hourly earnings gap in twelve European countries. Using the EU-SILC 2009 data, a double decomposition of the gender wage gap is implemented: between men and women employed full-time and between full-time and part-time working women. The high prevalence of part-time employment plays only a minor role. The nature of part-time employment and labor market segregation are much more important factors. A large share of the gender wage gap still remains unexplained, however.

Keywords: labor force participation; working hours; wage gap; decomposition; segregation; part-time (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 C49 J21 J22 J24 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 48 pages
Date: 2013-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-eur, nep-lab, nep-lma and nep-ltv
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