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The gender pay gap in EU countries: new evidence based on EU-SES 2014 data

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Published in: Intereconomics month:03; pages:101-105; 54(2019), 2 vom: März, Seite 101-105; volume:54; number:2; year:2019
Authors and Corporations: Boll, Christina (Author), Lagemann, Andreas (Author)
Other Authors: Lagemann, Andreas [Author]
Type of Resource: E-Book Component Part
Language: English
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2019
Series: Intereconomics, 54(2019), 2 vom: März, Seite 101-105
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Source: Verbunddaten SWB
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ISSN: 1613-964X
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Summary: Gender differences in wages are a persistent pattern in most European countries. This study analyses the earnings divide between men and women and the driving forces behind it in 26 countries. In 2014, the cross-country gender pay gap stood at 14.2%. However, country-level results differ tremendously with high gaps of more than 20% in Estonia and Germany and gaps below 5% in Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Romania. While part of the earnings divide can be explained by gendered sector affi liation and the high share of atypical employment among women, a large portion of the gender pay gap remains unexplained by the data. Even though the gender pay gap statistics are unable to identify the (non-)existence of discrimination, it still calls for diverse measures both at the state and the firm level.
ISSN: 1613-964X
DOI: 10.1007/s10272-019-0802-7