Performance pay and the gender wage gap : evidence from Spain

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dc.contributor.author Rica, Sara de la
dc.contributor.author Dolado, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Vegas Sánchez, Raquel
dc.contributor.other CEPR
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-07T13:57:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-07T13:57:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/11715
dc.description.abstract This paper uses detailed information from a large wage survey in 2006 to analyze the gender wage gap in the performance-pay (PP) component of total hourly wages and its contribution to the overall gender gap in Spain. Under the assumption that PP is determined in a more competitive fashion than the other wage components, one would expect, in principle, to find a low gender gap in PP. However, this is not what we find. After controlling for observable differences in individual and job characteristics as well as for non random selection, the adjusted gender gap in PP reaches 26 log points, displaying a "glass ceiling" pattern. After examining several alternative theories that could rationalize these findings, we conjecture that monopsonistic features, possibly related to women’s lower labour mobility due to housework, fit better with our results than other theories related to occupational segregation
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof http://hdl.handle.net/10016/11654
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper
dc.relation.ispartofseries nº 7936
dc.rights CEPR
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Gender gaps
dc.subject.other Performance pay
dc.subject.other Quantile regressions
dc.subject.other Selection bias
dc.title Performance pay and the gender wage gap : evidence from Spain
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel J31
dc.subject.jel J33
dc.subject.jel J42
dc.subject.jel J71
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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