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The gender reservation wage gap: evidence from British panel data

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Publication date

2011

Summary

Our findings suggest the existence of a gender reservation wage gap. The presence of children, particularly pre-school age children, plays an important role in determining the proportion of this gap that can be explained by individual characteristics.
Evidence is found of a gender reservation wage gap in the UK. Having pre-school age children (0–4), largely explains the gap. For those with pre-school children, the unexplained component is only 22%. The unexplained component of the differential for those with no children is 99%. It is likely perceived that discrimination influences reservation wages of females.

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Economics Letters

Volume and page numbers

113 , 88 -91

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.05.025

ISSN

16

Subjects

Childbearing: Fertility and Wages And Earnings

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1614015~S5

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