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The Gender Wage Gap by Education in Italy

Chiara Mussida and Matteo Picchio

No 6428, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper studies the gender wage gap by educational attainment in Italy using the 1994–2001 ECHP data. We estimate wage distributions in the presence of covariates and sample selection separately for highly and low educated men and women. Then, we decompose the gender wage gap across all the wage distribution and isolate the part due to gender differences in the remunerations of the similar characteristics. We find that women are penalized especially if low educated. When we control for sample selection induced by unobservables, the penalties for low educated women become even larger, above all at the bottom of the wage distribution.

Keywords: education; gender wage gap; counterfactual distributions; decompositions; hazard function (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 C41 J16 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2012-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-eur, nep-lab, nep-lma and nep-ltv
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Published - published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014, 12 (1), 117-147

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