How Wide is the Gap? An Investigation of Gender Wage Differences Using Quantile Regression

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Economics WP No. 287

Posted: 9 Oct 1998

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Jaume García

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Pedro J. Hernández

University of Murcia

Ángel López Nicolás

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Abstract

In this paper we examine the determinants of wages and decompose the observed differences across genders into the "explained by different characteristics" and "explained by different returns components" using a sample of Spanish workers. Apart from the conditional expectation of wages, we estimate the conditional quantile functions for men and women and find that both the absolute wage gap and the part attributed to different returns at each of the quantiles, far from being well represented by their counterparts at the mean, are greater as we move up in the wage range.

JEL Classification: J16, J31

Suggested Citation

García Villar, Jaume and Hernández Martínez, Pedro Jesús and López Nicolás, Ángel, How Wide is the Gap? An Investigation of Gender Wage Differences Using Quantile Regression. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Economics WP No. 287, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=96646

Jaume García Villar

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Pedro Jesús Hernández Martínez

University of Murcia ( email )

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Ángel López Nicolás (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

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