Gender Pay Gap – Application in the Specific Enterprise

Issue: 2011/4

Petr Musil

Department of Economic Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 586 01 Jihlava, Czech Republic,

Veronika Hedija

Department of Economic Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 586 01 Jihlava, Czech Republic,
Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, Kolejní 2906/4, 612 00 Brno,

The paper analyzes the size of the gender pay gap (GPG) in the specific enterprise. The goal of the paper is to identify factors which could explain a possible wage difference between men and women, and to find out if there exists a wage discrimination of women or not. In order to estimate the discrimination, part of the GPG was used with the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition. The authors conclude that wage discrimination of women really exists here. Different characteristics of men and women explain only – 16.5% to 6.2% of GPG. The rest of the GPG can be labelled (with a bit of simplification) as the effect of discrimination.

DOI: 10.2478/v10135-009-0003-6
JEL: J24, J16
Keywords: wage differences, Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition, gender wage discrimination, gender pay gap, gender


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