Wage differentials by sector and gender: a quantile analysis for the Spanish case
- Publicado el Lunes, 04 Mayo 2015 17:22
- Rahona-López, M., Murillo-Huertas, I. P., & Salinas-Jiménez, M. D. M.
Rahona-López, M., Murillo-Huertas, I. P., & Salinas-Jiménez, M. D. M. (2015). Wage differentials by sector and gender: a quantile analysis for the Spanish case.Journal of Economic Policy Reform, publicado on-line, DOI:10.1080/17487870.2015.1028936.
This paper analyses existing wage differentials between workers in the public and private sectors and by gender in Spain. This analysis is run throughout the entire earnings distribution and observed wage differentials are decomposed into a part explained by differences in productive characteristics and a part due to differences in returns to such characteristics. Our results show that public sector workers tend to earn higher wages than private employees, although most of this sector wage gap is due to better public workers’ productive characteristics. A wage premium in favour of men is also found in both the public and private sectors, with the gender wage gap greater at the top of the earnings distribution.
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