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The gender pay gap in medicine: Evidence from Britain

Jones, Melanie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-8090 and Kaya, Ezgi ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1909-2649 2023. The gender pay gap in medicine: Evidence from Britain. Oxford Economic Papers , gpad050. 10.1093/oep/gpad050

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Abstract

This study quantifies the drivers of the gender pay gap among medical doctors in the British public sector, both at the mean and across the earnings distribution. We make comparisons to private sector doctors, as well as to other public sector health professionals and find that the substantial 22% hourly gender pay gap among public sector doctors, which is predominately unexplained by personal and work-related characteristics, is far larger than in these comparator occupations. Our evidence suggests sector–occupation-specific drivers of gender pay inequality among public sector doctors, which are particularly pronounced at the top end of the wage distribution.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1464-3812
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 January 2024
Date of Acceptance: 6 November 2023
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2024 14:40
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/163698

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