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Who has a better chance of getting higher salaries among creative R&D employees?

Heili Hein, Aaro Hazak () and Kadri Männasoo
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Kadri Männasoo

No 39, TUT Economic Research Series from Department of Finance and Economics, Tallinn University of Technology

Abstract: It is a known fact from previous studies that on average, women earn less than men. Although the size of the gender pay gap differs from country to country, this statement is true almost everywhere. This brief study aims to contribute to the discussion on the gender pay gap by examining the earnings of a specific demographic – Estonian creative R&D employees. Not surprisingly, we discovered that gender is an important and statistically significant driver of salary levels with women being less likely than men to receive higher levels of salaries. In addition, we find that age is a further statistically significant determinant of salary levels. The effect of age on earnings forms an inverse-U-shape with younger and older employees having a lower likelihood of earning higher salaries compared to their middle-aged colleagues.

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Date: 2017-08-31
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