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ERIC Number: EJ855864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Education and Gender Wage Differentials in Portugal: What Can We Learn from an Age Cohort Analysis?
Gonzalez, Pilar; Santos, Luis Delfim; Santos, Maria Clementina
Education Economics, v17 n2 p263-278 Jun 2009
Important changes characterize the recent evolution of the schooling of workers in Portugal. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the consequences of those changes in the gender wage gap. In particular, we analyze and compare the way that this process has evolved in the groups of young workers and older workers. Our findings suggest that the major part of the pay gap refers to employer discrimination practices for both age group cohorts: in the case of the younger workers, discrimination plays an increasing role in explaining the wage gap; whereas for the older workers, discrimination remains stable over time. (Contains 6 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal