Wage Determination with Special Reference to Role in a Family

Issue: 2011/1

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

The paper has arisen as a part of the project dealing with the questions of measuring of wage determinants and wage discrimination on the basis of different subjective requirements of women and men on their wages. Using the ordered-response model (Ordered Probit), it analysed wage determination on the basis of Mincer’s Wage Regression including dummies for role in a family. The analysis was carried out with the total sample of respondents and subsequently separately for men and women. The data were gained from a questionnaire survey carried out in Ostrava city, Czech Republic. In general, the analysis did not prove previous conclusions of theories or empirical studies about prevailing influence of family characteristics on the wage rate. Nevertheless, it proved statistically significant differences in the wage determination between men and women, and showed that in the case of men, some family characteristics may have been important for determining the wages.

DOI: 10.2478/v10135-011-0006-y
JEL: J71, J31, J24
Keywords: Wage Discrimination, Wage Determinants, Role in a Family, Human capital

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