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Are children driving the gender wage gap? Comparative evidence from Poland and Hungary

Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska () and Anna Lovasz ()

No 2014-16, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: The paper examines how much children and responsibilities related with them contribute towards the divergence of men’s and women’s wages, and consequently, to the formation of the gender wage gap. To derive the relative contribution of gender specific wage inequalities caused by the parenthood to the overall gender wage gap, we provide a modification of standard Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition method. Contrary to our expectations, the findings show that most of the gender wage inequality is due to the positive wage gap between men who do and do not have children and not due to the wage penalty incurred by mothers.

Keywords: Gender Wage Gap; Family Gap; Motherhood Penalty; Wage Gap Decomposition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2014
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-hme, nep-lab and nep-tra
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