Quotation Grandner, Thomas, Gstach, Dieter. 2015. Decomposing wage discrimination in Germany and Austria with counterfactual densities. Empirica 42 (1): S. 49-76.




Using income and other individual data from EU-SILC for Germany and Austria, we analyze wage discrimination for three break-ups: gender, sector of employment, and country of origin. Using the method of Machado and Mata (2005) the discrimination over the whole range of the wage distribution is estimated. Significance of results is checked via confidence interval estimates along the lines of Melly (2006). The economies of Germany and Austria appear structurally very similar and are highly interconnected. One would, therefore, expect to find similar levels and structures of wage discrimination. Our findings deviate from this conjecture significantly.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Empirica
Citation Index SSCI
Language French
Title Decomposing wage discrimination in Germany and Austria with counterfactual densities
Volume 42
Number 1
Year 2015
Page from 49
Page to 76
Reviewed? Y
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10663-014-9244-4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10663-014-9244-4


Grandner, Thomas (Details)
Gstach, Dieter (Details)
Department of Economics (Gugler) (Details)
Department of Economics (Kartal) (Details)
Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics FI (Details)
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