Identifying Age Penalty in Women's Wages: New Method and Evidence from Germany 1984-2014

Irene van Staveren, J Tyrowicz, L van der Velde

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Abstract

Given theoretical premises, gender wage gap adjusted for individual characteristics is likely to vary over age. We extend DiNardo, Fortin and Lemieux (1996) semi-parametric technique to disentangle year, cohort and age effects in adjusted gender wage gaps. We rely on a long panel of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel covering the 1984-2015 period. Our results indicate that the gender wage gap increases over the lifetime, for some birth cohorts also in the post-reproductive age.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBonn
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

SeriesIZA Discussion Paper Series
Volume11295

Bibliographical note

This discussion paper has been published later in 2018 in Feminist Economics.

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