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Gender wage gap trends in Europe: The role of occupational skill prices

Kaya, Ezgi ORCID: 2023. Gender wage gap trends in Europe: The role of occupational skill prices. International Labour Review 162 (3) , pp. 385-405. 10.1111/ilr.12338

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This paper explores gender wage gap trends by assessing the role of changing wage returns to occupational skills, brains—cognitive and interpersonal skills, and brawn—motor-skills and physical strength. Using harmonised data for six European countries and comparable data for the US, this paper finds substantial variation in the impact of occupational skill prices across countries. However, in all countries, a considerable portion of the change in the gender wage gap cannot be explained by changes in occupational skill prices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender wage gap; occupational skills; brains; brawn
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0020-7780
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 November 2021
Date of Acceptance: 2 November 2021
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 16:39

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