The Gender Wage Gap: A Study of Paid Work in Cyprus

Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 14, Issue 2, June 2000

Posted: 20 Jun 2001

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Louis N. Christofides

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics; University of Guelph; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Panos Pashardes

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics

Abstract

The gender wage gap in paid employment was studied using data from the 1991 Survey of Household Expenditure and Income for Cyprus, a country which aspires to join the European Union. Selection from a sample which includes more than paid employees was taken into account. It was found that average weekly wages for women are about 60 percent of those for men. Approximately 60 percent of the observed gender gap can be explained by differences in average characteristics, but much of this explanation includes the results of industry and occupation choices and opportunities in these populations.

Suggested Citation

Christofides, Louis N. and Pashardes, Panos, The Gender Wage Gap: A Study of Paid Work in Cyprus. Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 14, Issue 2, June 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=243093

Louis N. Christofides (Contact Author)

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics ( email )

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Panos Pashardes

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics ( email )

75 Kallipoleos Street
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia
Cyprus

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