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The gender reservation wage gap: evidence from British panel data

Brown, S., Roberts, J. and Taylor, K. (2010) The gender reservation wage gap: evidence from British panel data. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368

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Abstract

Our findings suggest the existence of a gender reservation wage gap, with a differential of around 10%. The presence of children, particularly pre-school age children, plays an important role in explaining this differential. For individuals without children, the explained component of the differential is only 5%, which might indicate that perceived discrimination in the labour market influences the reservation wage setting of females.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: Reservation Wages; Wage Decomposition
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:00
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2010010
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10786

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