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Regional differences in gender wage gaps in Poland

Aleksandra Majchrowska () and Pawel Strawinski ()
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Aleksandra Majchrowska: University of Lodz; National Bank of Poland,

No 2015-40, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: The paper aims to estimate the adjusted gender wage gaps in Poland and in each of the 16 NUTS2 Polish regions using the new harmonised dataset of wages of individuals in 2010. The results show that the total gender wage gap in Poland, estimated with new dataset, amounts to 15.7% and indicate that the previous estimates based on the Polish Labour Force Survey data are upward biased and the estimates based on the Structure of Wages and Salaries data are downward biased. Moreover, the authors show that part of the differences in wages between men and women in Poland is due to differences in the employment structure. Gender wage gap corrected for the segregation bias decreases to 14.3%. There is significant variation among regions – estimates of corrected gender wage gap vary from 24% in Opolskie to 1% in Swietokrzyskie region. The differences in gender wage gap across regions are mainly due to different employment structure by ownership sector and occupational groups.

Keywords: gender wage gap; Poland; regional labour markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 R23 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2015
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-tra and nep-ure
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