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The gender pay gap in the Australian private sector: is selection relevant across the earnings distribution?

Abstract:

We use quantile regression and counterfactual decomposition methods to explore gender gaps across the earning distribution for a sample of full-time employees in the Australian private sector. Significant evidence of a self-selection effect for the women into full-time employment (or of components of self-selection related to observable or unobservable characteristics) is, interestingly, not found to be relevant in the Australian context. Substantial gender earnings gaps (and glass ceilings) ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1475-4932.12060

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
The Economic Record Journal website
Volume:
89
Issue:
286
Pages:
367-381
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1475-4932
ISSN:
0013-0249
URN:
uuid:ac8191e6-3753-4cb4-9b36-a4737e1ddaf2
Source identifiers:
411565
Local pid:
pubs:411565

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