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956 Identifying Age Penalty in Women's Wages: New Method and Evidence from Germany 1984-2014 Joanna Tyrowicz, Lucas van der Velde, Irene van Staveren 2017 24 S.

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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.




gender wage gap, age, cohort, decomposition, non-parametric estimates, Germany