June 1, 2011
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.
Volume and page numbers
Volume: 113 , p.88 -91
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