Ceilings or floors? Gender wage gaps by education in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Dolado, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Rica, Sara de la
dc.contributor.author Llorens, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-23T09:20:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-23T09:20:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Population Economics, 2008, julio, 21, 3, p. 751-776
dc.identifier.issn 1432-1475
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/3212
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the gender gap throughout the wage distribution in Spain using data from the European Community Household Panel. Quantile regression and panel data techniques are used to estimate wage regressions. In contrast with the steep increasing pattern found in other countries, the flatter evolution of the Spanish gender gap hides an intriguing composition effect. For highly educated workers, in line with the conventional glass ceiling hypothesis, the gap increases as we move up the distribution. However, for less-educated workers the gap decreases. We label this novel fact as a floor pattern and argue that it can be explained by statistical discrimination exerted by employers in countries where less-educated women have low participation rates.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.subject.other Gender gap
dc.subject.other Floor pattern
dc.subject.other Quantile regressions
dc.title Ceilings or floors? Gender wage gaps by education in Spain
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-006-0128-1
dc.subject.jel J16
dc.subject.jel J71
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00148-006-0128-1
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