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The Gender Earnings Gap in British Workplaces: A Knowledge Exchange Report

Tim Butcher, Karen Mumford () and Peter Smith ()

Discussion Papers from Department of Economics, University of York

Abstract: The gender earnings gap in Britain currently sits at some 18%, it has declined over time (Dickens 2007) but has also displayed considerable persistence over the last two decades. There is significant and continuing debate as to the determinants of the gap and how these have also developed over time. In addition to new material, this report includes and updates results presented in Butcher et al. (2016) and Mumford and Smith (2007 and 2009). We use the latest release of the Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS11) to explore the determinants of the gender earning gaps between males and females in Britain allowing us to take account of a wide range of the key causes of the scale of the gap.

Keywords: gender pay gap; discrimination; wages (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J00 J01 J31 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-09
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