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A comparative analysis of the evolution of gender wage discrimination: Spain vs. Galicia

Dokumententyp
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Autor
Pena-Boquete , Y.
Jahr
2009
Zeitschrift
Papers in Regional Science
Jahrgang
88
Schlagwörter
J16; J71; wage discrimination; Labour market; regional economy; Ökonometrie; Mikrodaten; Makrodaten; Überblick
Kategorien
5.01 Übersicht, Gesamte wiss. Literatur, Europa, 1.01 Historie und Entwicklung

Kurzbeschreibung

This article aims to analyse the degree of female wage discrimination, its evolution over time and its distribution for socio-economic groups in the Galician region with respect to the rest of Spain. First we will try to explain the causes of the gender wage differential, and second, we will discuss the evolution of the wage gap between 1995 and 2002 in order to shed light on the potential factors of wage discrimination persistence in Galicia and Spain. Finally, we will examine the distribution of the degree of discrimination by using the discrimination curve and discrimination indexes.