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The Gender Pay Gap in the Transition from Communism: Some Empirical Evidence

Andrew Newell and Barry Reilly ()

No 305, William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series from William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Abstract: This short paper investigates the path through the 1990s of the gender pay gap in a number of former communist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The main findings are that the gender pay gap has not exhibited, in general, an upward tendency over the transitional period to which available data relate. Most of the gender pay gap is ascribed to the 'unexplained' component using conventional decompositions and this may be partly attributable to the proxy measure for labour force experience used in this study. Quantile regression analysis indicates that, in all but one country, the ceteris paribus gender pay gap rises as we move up the wage distribution.

Keywords: gender; transition; wage distributions; pay gaps; quantile regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J13 J70 P23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages
Date: 2000-05-01
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