The Trend over Time of the GenderWage Gap in Italy

C. Mussida, M. Picchio

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Abstract

We analyse gender wage inequalities in Italy in the mid-1990s and in the mid-2000s. In this period important labour market developments occurred: institutional changes have loosened the use of flexible and atypical contracts; the female employment rates and educational levels have substantially increased. We identify the time trends of different components of the gender wage gap by estimating wage distributions in the presence of covariates and sample selection and by counterfactual microsimulations. We find that women swam against the tide: whilst the trend in female qualifications slightly reduced the gender wage gap, the gender relative trends in the wage structure significantly increased it.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconomics
Volume2011-093
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2011-093

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Italy
Gender wage gap
Wage distribution
Market development
Time trends
Wage inequality
Employment rate
Educational level
Female employment
Institutional change
Sample selection
Microsimulation
Wage structure
Labour market
Qualification
Covariates

Keywords

  • gender wage gap
  • counterfactual distributions
  • decompositions
  • hazard function
  • labour market reforms

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Mussida, C., & Picchio, M. (2011). The Trend over Time of the GenderWage Gap in Italy. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2011-093). Tilburg: Economics.
Mussida, C. ; Picchio, M. / The Trend over Time of the GenderWage Gap in Italy. Tilburg : Economics, 2011. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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