The effect of higher education on the gender wage-gap
Livanos, Ilias and Nunez, Imanol. (2011) The effect of higher education on the gender wage-gap. International Journal of Education Economics and Development . ISSN 1759-5681
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In this paper we investigate the effect of an academic degree on the gender wage gap, examining the cases of Greece and the United Kingdom. Using Labour Force Survey (LFS) micro-data we, first, compare the returns to higher education for each gender separately, we then decompose the gender wage gap between graduates and individuals with secondary education only, and finally we analyse the effect of higher education on the (un)explained part of the wage gap. For that purpose, an extension of the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique is used. We find that the unexplained part, which is often related to discrimination is lower for graduates in both countries.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Wages -- Sex differences -- Greece, Wages -- Sex differences -- Great Britain, Degrees, Academic -- Sex differences -- Greece, Degrees, Academic -- Sex differences -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Education Economics and Development|
|Official Date:||September 2011|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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