Male-Female Labour Market Participation and Wage Differentials in Greece

31 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2003  

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; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Kanellopoulos, Costas N. and Mavromaras, Kostas G., Male-Female Labour Market Participation and Wage Differentials in Greece. Labour, Vol. 16, pp. 771-801, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370507

Costas Kanellopoulos (Contact Author)

The Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) ( email )

GR-106 80 Athens
Greece

Kostas G. Mavromaras

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Paper statistics

Downloads
36
Abstract Views
1,176