The Gender Gap: Looking at the Entire Distribution

Yanay Farja, Avi Tillman, Ori Zax

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We propose a new method of estimating wage differences among individuals from different populations, which is based on looking at the distribution of fixed effects from a wage regression. We use this method to compare males’ and females’ wage distribution at different levels of education and at different ages. In most cases, unobserved, time-constant factors increase the wage of males, compared to that of females, by a constant share. But this is not true when looking at the tails of the distribution. We also discuss the advantages of our method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-68
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Interdisciplinary Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022

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  • Discrimination
  • panel data models


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