Gender Differences in Wage Expectations: The Role of Biased Beliefs

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Stephanie Briel

University of Hohenheim

Aderonke Osikominu

University of Hohenheim

Gregor Pfeifer

The University of Sydney

Mirjam Reutter

University of Hohenheim

Sascha Satlukal

University of Hohenheim

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Date Written: July 2020

Abstract

Decomposition results show that biased beliefs about the own earnings potential relative to others and about average salaries play a major role in explaining the gender gap in wage expectations for oneself.

JEL Classification: C21, D84, D91, J16

Suggested Citation

Briel, Stephanie and Osikominu, Aderonke and Pfeifer, Gregor and Reutter, Mirjam and Satlukal, Sascha, Gender Differences in Wage Expectations: The Role of Biased Beliefs (July 2020). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15093, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3661437

Stephanie Briel (Contact Author)

University of Hohenheim

Fruwirthstr. 48
Stuttgart, 70599
Germany

Aderonke Osikominu

University of Hohenheim ( email )

Stuttgart
Germany

Gregor Pfeifer

The University of Sydney ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Mirjam Reutter

University of Hohenheim

Fruwirthstr. 48
Stuttgart, 70599
Germany

Sascha Satlukal

University of Hohenheim

Fruwirthstr. 48
Stuttgart, 70599
Germany

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