Male-Female Labour Market Participation and Wage Differentials in Greece
Costas N. Kanellopoulos
The Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE)
Kostas G. Mavromaras
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Labour, Vol. 16, pp. 771-801, 2002
This paper is an empirical study of the development of labour market participation and wage differentials between males and females in Greece between 1988 and 1994. There is little known about the position of women in the Greek labour market. This paper uses survey data generated by the Greek National Statistical Service. The decision to engage in paid employment and the resulting remuneration are studied using selectivity-corrected earnings estimations. Oaxaca and Ransom decompositions and counterfactual analysis show that the adverse treatment of female labour market participation is the largest identifiable reason why the wage gap is there and why it increased between 1988 and 1994.
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Date posted: June 4, 2003
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