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Within-Job Gender Pay Inequality in 15 Countries

Andrew Penner 1 Trond Petersen 2 Are Skeie Hermansen 3, 4 Anthony Rainey 5 István Boza 6 Marta Elvira 7 Olivier Godechot 8, 9 Martin Hällsten 4 Lasse Folke Henriksen 10 Feng Hou 11 Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela 12 Joe King Naomi Kodama 13 Tali Kristal 14 Alena Křížková 15 Zoltán Lippényi 16 Silvia Melzer 17 Eunmi Mun 18 Paula Apascaritei 7 Dustin Avent-Holt 19 Nina Bandelj 1 Gergely Hajdu 20 Jiwook Jung 18 Andreja Poje 12 Halil Sabanci 7 Mirna Safi 8 Matthew Soener 21 Donald Tomaskovic-Devey 5 Zaibu Tufail 18 
Abstract : Extant research on the gender pay gap suggests men and women who do the same work for the same employer receive similar pay, so that processes sorting people into jobs are thought to account for the vast majority of the pay gap. Data that can identify women and men who do the same work for the same employer are rare, and research informing this crucial aspect of gender differences in pay is several decades old and from a limited number of countries. Using recent linked employer-employee data from 15 countries, this study shows that the processes sorting people into different jobs account for substantially less of the gender pay differences than was previously believed and that within-job pay differences remain consequential.
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Andrew Penner, Trond Petersen, Are Skeie Hermansen, Anthony Rainey, István Boza, et al.. Within-Job Gender Pay Inequality in 15 Countries. 2022. ⟨hal-03606541⟩



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