Gender Wage Gap in the Czech Republic: First Descriptive Analysis Based on Survey 2011

Issue: 2012/3

Jiří Balcar

RPIC-ViP s.r.o., Výstavní 2224/8, 709 00, Ostrava, Czech Republic. E-mail: balcar@rpic-vip.cz

Lenka Filipová

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, Sokolská třída 33, 701 21 Ostrava 1, lenka.filipova@vsb.cz

Zuzana Machová

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, Sokolská třída 33, 701 21 Ostrava 1, zuzana.machova@vsb.cz

In this paper, we show the first descriptive evidence of factors explaining gender wage differences from a unique questionnaire survey that was carried out on a representative sample for the Czech Republic. We observe large wage differences related to gender; without any reasons, Czech women earn on average 77.80% of men’s wages. The survey uncovers that there is a number of differences among men and women which may help to explain the wage differences.

Pages: 
151–167
DOI: 10.2478/v10135-012-0007-5
JEL: J71, J31, J24
Keywords: Gender Wage Gap, gender wage discrimination, Family Roles
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